Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer’s Mini-Leech

Well known guide and author Landon Mayer’s Mini Leech is a perfect expression of his theory about “non-escaping prey”–that is, trout food that can’t swim or float away. There are times when trout are willing to chase down their . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Flashback Pheasant-Tail Nymph

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions loves himself a Pheasant Tail Nymph. Want proof? Over the years, he has taught us how to tie the American Pheasant Tail Nymph, a Beadhead Soft-Hackle Pheasant Tail Nymph, a Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph, a . . .

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Video: Understanding Hackle Feathers

Hackles are used widely in fly tying, but the wall of your shop features several different kind of hackels–saddles, necks, strung hackle–from both cocks and hens. How do you know which to use and when? Here, Tim offers a basic breakdown of the . . .

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Videos: Revisit Our Facebook Live Sessions on YouTube

As you’ve surely noticed–if you are on Facebook, that is–we’ve been hosting tons of Facebook Live sessions on fly tying, fly-fishing gear, tactics and techniques, and more. We realize that not everyone can attend the live sessions, finding stuff on Facebook . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Sunken Trico Spinner

Tricos are small mayflies of the Tricorythodes genus that produce one of the longest hatch periods of the season, emerging in prolific numbers from July through October. It’s when the spinners return to the water to lay eggs, however, that trout . . .

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Video: How to Create an Easy Extended Body

You may have seen mayfly patterns with extended bodies and wondered, “How do they do that?” It looks complicated and scary, but in this video, Tim explains a simple method that uses a standard sewing needle and a piece of stretch tubing. You’ll be . . .

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My Favorite Easy Leech Pattern

Leeches are an important food source for all things “fishy,” and most fly fishers have a go-to leech imitation that they know will produce. My favorite leech pattern has always been a very basic Mohair Leech because it’s simple to tie and fishes well. . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Chuck Caddis

Eric Leiser–the well known fly tier, author, and angler who passed away last year–is best known for two patterns that he popularized, the Chuck Caddis and the Llama. Leiser claimed that he had originated neither fly, but he promoted . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Danger Baby Nymph

Theo “Gold Bead” Bakelaar is a Dutch tier often credited with popularizing beads in fly tying. In the late 1980s, Theo introduced his Gold Bead series in the U.S., and prominent figures such as Tom Rosenbauer immediately saw . . .

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Video: How to Save Your Work with a Borger Double Hitch

If you’ve been watching Tom Rosenbauer’s Facebook Live fly-tying tutorials, you know that Tom is not a fan of using half-hitches to save his work–a leftover from his days as a commercial tier, when speed was everything. But many tiers do like to secure . . .

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