Video: How to Tie the Furled Chimarra Caddis Larva

The Chimarra caddisfly, also known as the little black sedge, is prevalent throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States, hatching in the spring. In the months leading up to the hatch, fishing a bright yellow or orange . . .

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Video: How to Create Balanced Subsurface Flies

Last week, Tim showed how most subsurface patterns drift perpendicular to the streambottom because of the way weight is distributed on the hook. This week, he demonstrates several ways you can add weight out in front of . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Dark Hendrickson Wet Fly

The Dark Hendrickson Wet is a great all-around pattern for springtime fishing, or at any time that there are dark mayflies available to trout. The pattern is production fished on a traditional wet-fly swing, dead-drifted, or . . .

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Video: How Nymphs Drift Underwater

When you’re tying nymphs patterns, you might think that where you add the weight makes a huge difference in how the fly is oriented when it drifts downstream. As Tim explains here, almost all nymphs end up drifting . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pink Squirrel Variant

The Pink Squirrel is the creation of John Bethke of Wisconsin, who says that the pattern was born of his desire to create a nymph that wasn’t an exact imitation of anything but would catch trout nearly all the . . .

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Video: How to Whip Finish with Finesse

Once you get the hang of it, whip-finishing is not difficult–whether you use a tool or your fingers. However, there’s more to a good whip-finish than simply wrapping thread over itself. As Tim demonstrates, for a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Beadhead Baetis Nymph

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler ties an imitation of the Baetis nymphs that he finds in his local stream, the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. This pattern is meant to sink . . .

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Video: A Primer on Natural Dubbing Materials

There are lots of choices when it comes to natural dubbing materials, but do you know the differences between, say, rabbit, beaver, muskrat, or angora? Tim offers a quick take on each, highlighting its best uses for fly tiers. As you build your . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Buzzball

The Buzzball was created by legendary fly tier Gary Lafontaine to imitate midge clusters on the Missouri River. It’s clearly a variation on the classic Griffith’s Gnat, but adds a second color and a different . . .

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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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