Video: How to Tie the Water Walker

Wyoming guide and fly-shop owner Will Dornan came up with his famed Water Walker pattern to imitate the stoneflies of the Snake River Valley. The pattern looks great from the trout’s view: it has a slender body and sits low in the water like the . . .

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Video: How to Wrap Soft Hackle

Handling soft hackles can be tricky, as the fibers are long and wiggly. In this video, Tim shows you how to prepare the feather for tie-in, how to sweep the fibers rearward, and then how to actually wrap the hackle around the hook . . .

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Video: How to Make a Simple Hackle-Folding Tool

This week, Tim shows you how to make a super simple tool that will make folding hackles easy and fast. This is great for when you’re looking to create a swept-back collar of hackle fibers. Starting with a basic guitar pick (available for fifty cents at . . .

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