Video: How to Tie the Clouser Minnow


The Clouser Minnow is incredibly effective in both salt- and fresh water.

Although the Clouser Minnow (originally called the Clouser Deep Minnow) is famous for being one of the more prolific saltwater flies of all time, it was first tied by Pennsylvanian Bob Clouser to catch smallmouth bass on the. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Mole Fly


The pattern hangs in the water like a mayfly struggling to emerge.

Colorado guide Charlie Craven started as a professional fly tier when he was twelve years old, and his patterns are popular throughout the West. He came up with this fly more than a decade ago during a late-night tying session: . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Brahma Bugger

This week, Tim Flagler walks you through the steps for tying a Brahma Bugger, one of the few variations of the Woolly Bugger that offers something really different from the original. Using soft-hackle feathers for the body gives. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Tabou Caddis Emerger

As the former Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Whiting Farms, Steve Schweitzer has had the opportunity to experiment with tons of cool feathers, and his Tabou Caddis Emerger uses two parts of the same. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Classic Royal Wulff

In the 1930s, Lee Wulff was trying to create a dry fly that would stay afloat even in rough water, and the result was the original “Wulff” pattern, the White Wulff. According to fly-fishing historian Andrew Herd, Wulff had so much success with his. . .

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Video: How to Tie the WD-40 Emerger

First tied back in 1982 by guide Mark Engler as an emerging-midge imitation for use on Colorado’s Fryingpan River, the WD-40 was an instant hit. Anglers soon found out that it was deadly as a. . .

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Video: How to Tie a CDC & Elk Dry Fly

As Tim Flagler, of Tightline Productions says at the beginning of this video lesson, “Form, function, and simplicity. What more could you want out of a fly pattern?” Hans Weilenmann’s CDC & Elk is an excellent caddisfly imitation that builds on the original Elk-Hair Caddis. (Al Troth, who designed the original. . .

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