Video: How to Tie the Frozen Fox

The color blue is a favorite among winter anglers, and this cool streamer looks made for icy waters. In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim shows you how to tie a simple streamer, which can be tied in any color . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Margaree Bug

The Margaree River, on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, holds a special place in Tim Flagler’s heart, as his family visited the region regularly during his childhood. He also makes an annual fall pilgrimage to the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Gray Wulff

In 1930, frustrated by English-style dry-flies that wouldn’t stay afloat on the tumbling rivers of the Catskills, Lee Wulff created a series of three distinctly American patterns. They were originally named the Ausable . . .

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Video: How to Use Mylar Tubing, Part 1

Mylar tubing comes in a wide variety of colors, styles, and shapes, and it can be used to make cool fly bodies. In this video, Tim walks you through some of different styles of tubing, walks you through some of the . . .

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Video: How to Tie Scotty’s McFly

Smelt are among the main forage species for many game fish that live in lake-and-river systems. Whether you’re casting for landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, or pike, you’ll want to have a few of these bright . . .

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Video: When to Reverse Thread Direction and Why

Two weeks ago, Tim demonstrated how to reverse the thread direction around the hook. This caused several commenters to ask, “Why would you want to reverse the thread direction?” Always obliging, Tim shows how he . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Black Beauty Midge

Colorado fly-fishing legend Pat Dorsey designed the Black Beauty Midge to mimic what he saw on the water. As quoted in Ed Engle’s Tying Small Flies, Dorsey said, “I came up with the the Black Beauty one day after . . .

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Video: How to Match a Bead to a Hook

Figuring out which size bead to use on a particular hook can be the key to a well-proportioned fly, but there are a tons of options. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right kind of bead and how to match the sizes, as well. Once you’ve got this . . .

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