Video: How to Tie the Half Chubby Chernobyl

The original Chubby Chernobyl–which Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions showed us how to tie here–was born on Utah’s Green River and is one of Tom Rosenbauer’s favorite dry flies for small-stream brook-trout fishing. But if . . .

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Video: How to Taper the Ends of Synthetic Materials

n this week’s lesson, Tim shows you how to create realistic, tapered bodies on baitfish patterns that use synthetic materials. Most baitfish are naturally tapered front to back, so a fly that ends in a straight line of fibers won’t . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Balanced Pine Squirrel Streamer

The goal of a balanced streamer pattern is to present the fly in a more-natural way, like a real leech or baitfish, and many anglers will fish these flies under an indicator. To balance the fly, you’ll need a special hook and a way to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Sulfur Klinkhåmer

In this latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler demonstrates how he ties a version of the Klinkhåmer to imitate sulfur duns stuck in the film. As usual, there are plenty of great tying tricks for you to . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Mixed Brown and Grizzly Hackles

The recipes for some popular dry-fly patterns, such as the classic Adams, call for both brown and grizzly hackle at the front. As Tim points out, it’s only natural for a tier to wonder if they really need both; it would certainly be easier . . .

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Video: How to Hold Fly-Tying Materials Out of the Way

When you’re tying a pattern that features long hackles, legs, or other materials, keeping them out of the way while you tie can be a frustrating process. As Tim notes here, some vises feature special material-holding springs or . . .

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Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer’s Mini-Leech

Well known guide and author Landon Mayer’s Mini Leech is a perfect expression of his theory about “non-escaping prey”–that is, trout food that can’t swim or float away. There are times when trout are willing to chase down their . . .

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Video: How to Debarb Hooks Before You Tie

If you like to fish barbless–the value of which is a debate for another day–you’ll find it’s much easier to do a good job mashing the hook barb before you tie the fly. That way, no materials are in the way, and you’re not trying to do . . .

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