Video: How to Tie the BWO Improved Sparkle Dun

Craig Mathews’s Sparkle Dun needs no introduction, as its popularity across the country is well established. As winter begins to turn to spring, hatches of blue-winged olives offer some of the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Phat and Phunky Pheasant Tail Nymph

The original Pheasant Tail Nymph was tied by English riverkeeper Frank Sawyer in the 1950s, and in the decades since there have been countless variations. Fly tiers can’t help but tinker with patterns that work, trying to squeeze even more trout-catching . . .

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Video: The Magic of Pheasant-Tail Fibers

In this video, Tim shows why pheasant-tail fibers are used on some of the sport’s most popular nymph patterns. You can create great imitations of mayfly-nymph tails, abdomens, legs, and even gills using this one material. Dyed . . .

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Video: How to Tie Barr’s Emerger BWO

The world’s most famous fly-tying dentist, John Barr, designed his Barr’s Emerger series in 1975, after spending a day fishing a pale morning dun hatch on Nelson’s Spring Creek in . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Leisenring Spider

In the latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie an elegant wet fly originally created by Pennsylvania fly-fishing legend James Leisenring. As . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger

The Griffith’s Gnat is a venerable pattern named for one of the founders of Trout Unlimited, George Griffith. (Our friends at Tightline Productions showed you how to tie this fly years ago.) At some point, Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies in . . .

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Video: Understanding Hook Shapes & Proportions

In this video, Tim Flagler explains how different shapes and proportions make specific hooks suitable for different kinds of patterns. By matching the right hook to the pattern, you’ll get the optimal . . .

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