Video: How to Tie the Freshwater Clouser Minnow

The Clouser Deep Minnow—created by Susquehanna River icon Bob Clouser and named by Lefty Kreh—is perhaps the best-known saltwater fly. But over the years, the pattern has proven its effectiveness in freshwater, as well, catching everything . . .

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Video: How to Tie Tap’s Bug

Last week, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions offered a primer on how to trim spun deer hair, and today’s pattern is a classic bass bug on which you can try these skills. Tap’s Bug was the creation of H.G. “Tap” . . .

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Video: How to Make a Monofilament Weed-Guard

A weedguard makes it possible to fish patterns such as bass poppers through heavy cover without having to clean off the hook after every retrieve. Even some trout streamers can benefit from such a guard, . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Tie More Efficiently

Fly-tying is a life long adventure that I hope is a source of relaxation and renewal for those that pursue it. The tips in this video are not meant to rush you through the process of creating. . .

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Video: How to Maintain the Correct Thread Length

Some tiers struggle with maintaining proper thread length while tying. We’ve all seen someone (perhaps ourselves) making huge circles around the hook shank or struggling with the bobbin head getting in the way. In this great video, Tim demonstrates . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Bully Bluegill Spider

The Bully Bluegill Spider is the creation of fly tier Terry Wilson, and it was first introduced to the wider community in the 1999 book that Terry wrote with his wife, Roxanne, Bluegill Fly. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Peacock Caddis

Some patterns straddle the categories of imitative and attractor flies, and the Peacock Caddis is a great example. When caddisflies are hatching or ovipositing, this is a great fly to drift or skate . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. In this video, Tim shows you how to choose the right hair for the job. There are several options that work well–they stand up, flare, and stay on the top of the hook shank. To . . .

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