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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