Video: How to Tie the Golden Retrieverish

This week’s great fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a simple yet effective streamer pattern based on the original Golden Retriever, created by Virginia tier Jim Finn. Like the original Woolly Bugger, Finn’s fly . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Junk Yard Dog Streamer

Stripping monster streamers for big trout is an increasingly popular game, but some of those articulated concoctions are unwieldy to cast, especially after they get wet. But Mike Schmidt’s. . .

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Video: How to Make a Pinch Wrap

One thing that new fly tiers often struggle with is keeping materials in place during the tie-in process. Because you are wrapping thread around fine fibers or hairs, they often want to roll around . . .

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Video: How to Tie a TINY Blue-winged Olive Parachute

This week’s video from Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a very small Blue-winged Olive Parachute to mimic the tiny Baetis mayflies that hatch sporadically in fall. Many anglers and tiers shy away from tying such tiny patterns because the . . .

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Video: How to Create a Hungarian-Partridge Collar

In this great video, Tim shows you how to tie a sparse, elegant collar from a single Hungarian-partridge feather. The key is to prepare the feather properly before tying it in, which insures that the collar isn’t too full and that the fibers stand away . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Blowtorch Nymph

Acclaimed competition angler Devin Olsen is a big fan of nymphs that feature a bright tag. These patterns are quite popular in other parts of the world but haven’t really caught on here in the U.S. of A. Olsen created the Blowtorch during a 2014 training . . .

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Tying with Monofilament Thread

Monofilament thread is remarkably thing and strong, and it allows the colors of other materials to show through. However, mono thread can be tough to work with because it is so slippery. Here, Tim explains when that slipperiness is actually an advantage . . .

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Video: How to Use Epoxy Resins

Last week, Tim covered UV-cure resins, and here he focuses on the older technology of epoxy resins. As Tim notes, many tiers prefer epoxy resins because they are cheaper and result in an almost indestructible coating. As usual, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Isonychia Parachute

This week’s video from Tightline Productions shows you how to tie one of Tim Flagler’s “guilty pleasure” patterns, an Isonychia Parachute. Previously, Tim has featured a similar pattern tied by author and blogger Matt Grobert, and it’s interesting to . . .

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