Video: How to Tie-In the Hair for a Comparadun

This is video number 5 in Tim’s ongoing “How to Tie a Comparadun” series. In recent weeks, Tim has discussed what kinds of hair generally works best; hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding; which hides produce the best hair for Comparadun . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Bully Bluegill Spider

The Bully Bluegill Spider is the creation of fly tier Terry Wilson, and it was first introduced to the wider community in the 1999 book that Terry wrote with his wife, Roxanne, Bluegill Fly. . .

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Video: How to Use Jig Hooks and Slotted Beads, Part I

Here’s another “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying . . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the Blood Knot

I’m going to state right off the bat that, when it comes to joining pieces of monofilament, I am a blood-knot guy. There are several reasons: It’s the knot I learned first, and I’ve tied it enough that I can tie. . .

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Video: How to Tie an Isonychia Nymph

Preston Jennings was one of the giants of American fly tying in the mid Twentieth Century, and his A Book of Trout (193) was one of the first comprehensive guides to the insects of the Eastern U.S. and the patterns that would emulate them. In this great . . .

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Video: How to Prep the Hair for a Comparadun

Here’s the next video in Tim’s “How to Tie a Comparadun” series. In recent weeks, Tim has discussed what kinds of hair generally works best; hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding; and which hides produce the best hair for Comparadun wings. . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Muskrat Nymph

Matching the hatch is the goal of almost every fly fisher, but sometimes a fly that doesn’t necessarily resemble anything (to us, anyway) is a consistent fish-producer. The Muskrat . . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie the Chernobyl Ant

Last week, I went up on my favorite native-brookie stream at lunchtime and had a blast dropping a Chernobyl Ant into pockets and pools. The trout were eager, hammering the fly even when it . . .

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Video: How to Tie Flies with Foam

The latest how-to fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is chock-full of tips and tricks that will make working with foam much easier. If you love making high-floating flies, terrestrials, attractor patterns, etc., then you’ll probably want . . .

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