Video: How to Make a Bottom-Up Parachute

Do you struggle to tie good parachute pattern because the hackle doesn’t go on right? Tim’s got the solution. Try repositioning the hook, so you can wrap the hackle vertically, using the tying thread as a guide . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Yellow Humpy

The Humpy is one of those classic patterns that’s been around so long that there are several different stories of its origin, but most credit tier Jack Horner, who created the attractor pattern in the early 1940s for the tumbling . . .

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Video: How to Make a Monofilament Weed-Guard

A weedguard makes it possible to fish patterns such as bass poppers through heavy cover without having to clean off the hook after every retrieve. Even some trout streamers can benefit from such a guard, . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Last Chance Purple Haze

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has already shown us how to tie two versions of the Purple Haze dry fly–here and here–and now he’s back with a really cool cripple/emerger version that looks super buggy. To a . . .

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Video: How to Make a Split-Thread CDC Collar

This week, Tim shows you how to create a CDC collar by inserting fibers into the split thread, which is then wrapped in front of the fly body. It’s easier than it sounds, thanks to the ingenious use of a chip clip to . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Shiney Hiney Caddis Pupa

A northern New Mexico native, “Hopper Juan” Juan Ramirez has been tying flies for two decades, and many of his patterns have become staples in Colorado and the Southwest. He shared some of his favorite patterns in a blog post here a few years ago. . . .

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Video: How to Cut Thin Strips of Tying Materials

When you’re cutting fly-tying materials into thin strips–especially if you want to prepare for a bunch of flies–accuracy and consistency are the keys. If you cut well, your flies won’t be variable and you won’t waste . . .

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Video: How to Tie the F-Fly

Marjan Fratnik was a Slovenian angler and fly tier born in Most na Soči–at the confluence of the now famous Soča and Idrijca rivers–in 1919. Known for his simple yet effective patterns, he is most well known for the F-Fly, . . .

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Video: How to Prep the Hair for a Comparadun

Here’s another 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 a Light Cahill Parachute (with a twist)

In this week’s great fly-tying video Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to create an elegant, very clean Light Cahill pattern that can imitate both a dun and a spinner. One of the keys to the fly is the polypropylene post, which is very . . .

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