Video: How to Bond Layers of Craft Foam

Many dry-fly imitations of terrestrials and stoneflies feature foam bodies created by stacking different color foam. Here. Tim demonstrates his method for creating these multi-layer . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Furled Chimarra Caddis Larva

The Chimarra caddisfly, also known as the little black sedge, is prevalent throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States, hatching in the spring. In the months leading up to the hatch, fishing a bright yellow or orange . . .

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Video: How to Tie the EZ Bunny Leech

Here’s another “guide-fly” lesson from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. (Or, as he calls them, “super easy to tie, down and dirty, quick and easy, fish-catching guide flies.”) Guides don’t want to use flies that are complicated . . .

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Video: How to Create Balanced Subsurface Flies

Last week, Tim showed how most subsurface patterns drift perpendicular to the streambottom because of the way weight is distributed on the hook. This week, he demonstrates several ways you can add weight out in front of . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dark Hendrickson Wet Fly

The Dark Hendrickson Wet is a great all-around pattern for springtime fishing, or at any time that there are dark mayflies available to trout. The pattern is production fished on a traditional wet-fly swing, dead-drifted, or . . .

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Video: How Nymphs Drift Underwater

When you’re tying nymphs patterns, you might think that where you add the weight makes a huge difference in how the fly is oriented when it drifts downstream. As Tim explains here, almost all nymphs end up drifting . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pink Squirrel Variant

The Pink Squirrel is the creation of John Bethke of Wisconsin, who says that the pattern was born of his desire to create a nymph that wasn’t an exact imitation of anything but would catch trout nearly all the . . .

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Video: How to Whip Finish with Finesse

Once you get the hang of it, whip-finishing is not difficult–whether you use a tool or your fingers. However, there’s more to a good whip-finish than simply wrapping thread over itself. As Tim demonstrates, for a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Buzzball

The Buzzball was created by legendary fly tier Gary Lafontaine to imitate midge clusters on the Missouri River. It’s clearly a variation on the classic Griffith’s Gnat, but adds a second color and a different . . .

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