Video: How to Tie the Classic Bivisible

The Bivisible is one of those time-tested patterns that you’ll still find in many anglers’ boxes today. Although no one knows for certain who first wrapped these contrasting hackles on a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Parachute Peccary Isonychia

Fly tiers are always looking for new materials that offer something special to make patterns look or fish better. Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how peccary hair (sometimes called peccary quills) can help create a cool, mottled . . .

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Video: How to Whip-Finish and Cut Your Thread Without Tools

This week, Tim shows you a cool trick that can come in handy if you can’t find your scissors, or if you just feel like impressing your buddies. Using just his fingers and thread tension, Tim makes a whip-finish and then comes the really neat part: he cuts . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Light Cahill Quigley Cripple

California fly-tying legend Bob Quigley (1950-2012) was an early proponent of tying patterns to imitate specific moments in an insect’s life, rather than just focusing on the main stages of nymph, dun, and spinner. Fishing on Fall River in 1978, he . . .

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Video: How to Make a Sparkle Pupa Body

This week, Tim shows you an ingenious and simple method for creating the “bubble” body of a Sparkle Pupa, one of Gary Lafontaine’s greatest creations. Many tiers struggle with this feature, but Tim has an “automagic” way to “inflate” the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Superfine Sulphur Spinner

It’s sulphur season in much of the country, when these bright yellow mayflies emerge or return to the water at dusk. When there are tons of bugs on the water, trout have plenty of options to choose from, and they’re often more likely to eat something . . .

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Video: How to Brace Your Trimming Hand

Have you ever gone to trim some fibers on a fly you’re tying and accidentally trimmed something else? Or perhaps you ended up trimming more than you intended to, ruining the pattern’s . . .

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Video: How to Tie an A.K. Best Spent Caddis

In this great video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie Best’s simple, cool spent-wing caddisfly imitation. The main feature is a down wing that envelopes the dubbed body, and Tim’s method for ensuring the feather stays where it . . .

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