Video: How to Tie an A.K. Best Spent Caddis

In this great video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie Best’s simple, cool spent-wing caddisfly imitation. The main feature is a down wing that envelopes the dubbed body, and Tim’s method for ensuring the feather stays where it . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Mylar Tubing

In this great video, Tim shows you how to create a streamer body using Mylar tubing, which is common in many baitfish imitations. The technique is not difficult, but it’s important that you properly anchor and trim the material to get a smooth, . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Shiney Hiney Caddis Pupa

A northern New Mexico native, “Hopper Juan” Juan Ramirez has been tying flies for two decades, and many of his patterns have become staples in Colorado and the Southwest. He shared some of his favorite patterns in a blog post here a few years ago. . . .

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Video: How to Wrap Wire Weight Without Waste

In this great video, Tim shows you how he wraps lead-free wire on the hook shank without wasting any. Plus, his method allows you to create a tapered body on the fly and lock a bead into place. Once you learn this technique, you’ll never fumble with . . .

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Video: How to Tie an Atherton #2 Nymph

A Minnesota native, John Atherton became a well-known illustrator and fine artist in New York City in the 1930s and early ’40s. One of his paintings hangs in the Metroplitan Museum of Art. In the mid ’40s Atherton moved to Arlington, Vermont, on the . . .

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Video: Tying a Pat’s Rubberlegs with Tom

For the latest installment of his Facebook Live series “Tying with Tom,” Tom focused on one of the most popular stonefly nymphs around the country: the Pat’s Rubber Legs. The pattern was created by guide Pat Bennett—of Hyde Outfitters in Island Park, . . .

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Video: How to Use Markers to Color Flies

In this great video, Tim explains how you can use indelible markers to create cool, lifelike patterns on your flies. In typical Flagler fashion, he also offers a cool way to use chip clips to make the process easier. The results are impressive!

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Video: Tying an Elk-Hair Caddis with Tom

For the fourth installment of his Facebook Live series “Tying with Tom,” Tom focused on one of the most popular dry flies of all time: the Elk-Hair Caddis. In a 1978 article in Fly Tyer, the fly’s inventor, Al Troth, claimed that he had set out to develop a . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Wood Duck Nymph

Do you like nymph patterns with “markings out the wazoo”? Then Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has a pattern for you! As you can see in the photo above, natural mayfly nymphs are often quite mottled, with lots of light and dark parts–just like a . . .

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