Classic Video Tip: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot

The loop knot allows the fly to move through a larger range.

Most of us learn first how to tie on a fly by using a clinch knot, and perhaps later we move on to something fancier or simpler. But if you want to use a knot that really allows a fly to have the. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Ken Lockwood Streamer

When I was in graduate school at Rutgers a long time ago, my favorite fishing spot was the Ken Lockwood Gorge in High Bridge, New Jersey. People talk a lot of smack about the Garden. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Classic Dry Fly with Hackle-Tip Wings

This pattern can be tied in more-imitative colors, as well.

The classic Catskill dry fly has beautiful proportions, sits on the water in an elegant pose. . .and has tortured fly tiers for decades. It’s easy to screw up the wings, overdub the body, and get. . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie a Zonker Streamer

Zonkers can be tied in more-imitative colors, as well.
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Fall is a great time to chuck streamers for trout that are trying to fatten up before the long winter, and a fly with some flash and a lot of motion in the water is often just the ticket for. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Mop ‘n’ Glo

This rainbow clearly didn’t care that the pattern is ugly and unorthodox.

Sometimes, I think that Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions gets a perverse thrill from horrifying fly-tying purists. But the one thing that you can count on is that the patterns he ties will catch. . .

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