Video: How to Tie a Tiny Parachute Adams (with a Twist!)


If you struggle with tiny flies, Tim Flagler has some great tips for you.

The Parachute Adams is among the more popular dry-fly patterns for fly fishermen the world over, and it is often a “go-to” fly for those situations when you want to fish a fly with confidence. The secret to its success is that the fly seems to imitate a. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Blue-winged Olive Quill Nymph

Here’s a great fly pattern that comes from the youth movement in fly fishing—specifically from two members of the US Youth Fly Fishing Team, Hunter Hoffler and Doug Freeman. Freeman showed the fly to author and blogger Matt Grobert, who demonstrates it here. What sets this fly apart is. . .

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Video: How to Tie an Isonychia Nymph

Isonychia nymphs are active for most of the fishing season, which makes a nymph imitation a good searching pattern if you can’t tell what the fish are feeding on. These are predatory “swimmer” nymphs, which means that you don’t want to. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Picket Pin


This variation features a beard and leaves off the ostrich-herl collar

The Picket Pin was developed by Missoula, Montana-based fly tier (and saloon owner) Jack Boehme, whose career spanned the 1910s to the ’40s. He was pals and partners with Norman Means, who created the Bunyan Bug, of A River Runs Through It fame. The original Picket Pin featured a. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Parachute Purple Haze


A Purple Haze tied by its originator, Andy Carlson

I fished the Purple Haze in Montana a few weeks ago, so I was excited to see that Tim Flagler had chosen it for his newest video. The pattern was invented in 2000 by Andy Carlson, who guides on the Bitterroot River, and it has become very popular as both a searching pattern and as

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