Video: Bob Clouser on How to Tie the Clouser Minnow

In the decades since Pennsylvania icon Bob Clouser created his minnow pattern, countless variations have appeared (see the bottom of this post), but in this great video, the man himself shows you how he ties it. Straight from the horse’s mouth, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Winter Parachute Midge

In this week’s great tying video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions discusses his growing confidence in the color blue for winter fishing and then shows us how to tie a tiny, elegant midge pattern. Whenever I think about tying flies smaller than size 20, . . .

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Video: How to Find Hackle Fibers for Tails

Here’s the latest video in our series called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques,” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Drop-Bead Walt’s Worm

In this week’s great tying video, Tim uses the original Walt’s Worm to demonstrate a cool way to create beadhead patterns using a drop bead, which causes a pattern to ride hook-point-up in the water. As usual, Tim has figured out the best way to attach . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 6

In the sixth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim puts all the pieces together, showing you how to tie a basic tube fly and then how to rig it. If you’ve been following this series, you can see that there’s really nothing terribly difficult about the process, . . .

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Video: Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 5

In the fifth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim shows you how to cut a tube to the proper length, making sure you don’t squish the material or end up with a jagged edge. He then demonstrates his method for “softening” the end of the tube using a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Bruised Balanced Leech

“Balanced” patterns feature some extra weight beyond the hook eye, to balance-out the weight of the hook. The result is a pattern that hangs horizontally in the water, like a real baitfish or leech. Check out this great video featuring Canadian stillwater . . .

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Video: Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 4

In the fourth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim describes the many fly-tying accessories designed specifically for tube flies–from cones to fit various tubes, to weights that allow you to adjust how the fly rides in the water, and more. Using these tools, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Double Mop Fly

Mention the Mop Fly in any group of fly fishers, and you’re sure to get a variety of reactions. Some folks scoff that it’s not a “true fly,” while others extol its virtues as a trout magnet. This isn’t a new phenomenon: these same discussions happened when . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 3

In the third part of a new series on tube flies, Tim answers a common question: how do you secure the tube in your vise so you can tie on it, as you would a hook shank? As usual, there is more than one answer. If you plan on tying lots of tubes, you can . . .

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