Video: How to Tie the Isonychia Smoke Jumper

The Smoke Jumper has been around for awhile, and it’s quite popular on the Bighorn River in Montana. It was originally tied as a midge emerger by Mike Hoiness of Yellowstone Fly Goods in Billings, but it’s now tied in many . . .

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Video: Behind the Scenes at Tim’s Tying Desk

Have you ever wondered what Tim’s tying set up looks like? In this video, he shows you around his tying bench and some of the surroundings. It’s a chance to check out where the magic happens and learn how a master tier like Tim keeps things . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Foam Beetle 2.0

This time of year, I see very few insects hatching on our local waters, so I almost always fish a terrestrial pattern. Foam Beetles are great because they float well, are easy to see, and . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Hoh Bo Spey

Well-known angler Charles St. Pierre is a fishing guide, casting instructor, fly tier, and competition fly caster in his home state of Washington. His variation on the Intruder-style flies used for salmon and steelhead is named for two famous rivers of the . . .

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Video: How to Select CDC Feathers, Part II

Last week, in Part I, Tim explained what CDC (cul de canard) is and what distinguishes the two different types. Here, shows the different ways you can use each type. He also shows how you can use CDC fibers as . . .

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Video: How to Select CDC Feathers, Part I

Here, Tim explains what CDC (cul de canard) is and what distinguishes the two different types. (BTW, cul de canard translates as “duck butt.”) The way the fibers are arranged along the shaft of the feather sets the two apart, which is fascinating to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Parachute Purple Haze

The Purple Haze was invented more than two decades ago by Andy Carlson, who guides on the Bitterroot River, and it has become very popular as both a searching pattern and as an imitation for several mayfly hatches. Over the year’s, Tim Flagler of . . .

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Video: The Magic of Pheasant-Tail Fibers

In this video, Tim shows why pheasant-tail fibers are used on some of the sport’s most popular nymph patterns. You can create great imitations of mayfly-nymph tails, abdomens, legs, and even gills using this one material. Dyed . . .

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Video: How to Tie the PMD Trigger Point Usual

In this week’s great tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he walks you through the steps required to make a simple mayfly pattern that’s a variation on both Fran Betters’s Usual and Al Cauci’s Comparadun. The result is a mayfly . . .

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