Video: How to Tie Matt’s Buzzer

I first heard of a “Buzzer” while fishing Chew Valley Reservoir in southwestern England about fifteen years ago. These midge-pupa imitations are staples of the British stillwater scene, but. . .

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Video and Story: The Art of a Deer-Hair Master


Pat Cohen’s deer-hair patterns, such as this duckling imitation, mix art and fishability.
Photo by Zach Goldstein/Bloomberg

For many of us, our first attempt to tie a Muddler Minnow was when we came face-to-face with the frustration of trying to spin deer hair on a slippery hook shank. For a novice tier, or even. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Ken Lockwood Streamer

When I was in graduate school at Rutgers a long time ago, my favorite fishing spot was the Ken Lockwood Gorge in High Bridge, New Jersey. People talk a lot of smack about the Garden. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Classic Dry Fly with Hackle-Tip Wings


This pattern can be tied in more-imitative colors, as well.

The classic Catskill dry fly has beautiful proportions, sits on the water in an elegant pose. . .and has tortured fly tiers for decades. It’s easy to screw up the wings, overdub the body, and get. . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie a Zonker Streamer


Zonkers can be tied in more-imitative colors, as well.
Photo via orvis.com

Fall is a great time to chuck streamers for trout that are trying to fatten up before the long winter, and a fly with some flash and a lot of motion in the water is often just the ticket for. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Henryville Special


The Henryville Special was originally tied to imitate caddisflies on Pennsylvania’s Brodhead Creek.

The Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania are veined with trout streams that used to be far more celebrated than they are now. It was in that region in the 1930s that local angler and tier Hiram Brobst first tied this somewhat. . .

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