Video: How to Counter-Wrap Materials

Trout teeth are small, but they can be sharp. And if they happen to cut the material that you’ve wrapped around the hook shank–peacock herl or hackle quills, for instance–the whole thing . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Intruder Leech

In this great video, Tim walks you through the process of tying an Intruder-style Mini Leech. While the pattern may look complicated, none of the steps to create it is particularly difficult, and Tim’s instructions are easy to follow . . .

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Video: How to Create Perfect Hackle-Fiber Tails

Many classic dry-fly and nymph patterns call for tails made from hackle fibers. Here, Tim explains how to choose the right feather, find the best fibers, and strip them from the quill. Then, he has . . .

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Video: How to Tie the BWO Improved Sparkle Dun

Craig Mathews’s Sparkle Dun needs no introduction, as its popularity across the country is well established. As winter begins to turn to spring, hatches of blue-winged olives offer some of the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Phat and Phunky Pheasant Tail Nymph

The original Pheasant Tail Nymph was tied by English riverkeeper Frank Sawyer in the 1950s, and in the decades since there have been countless variations. Fly tiers can’t help but tinker with patterns that work, trying to squeeze even more trout-catching . . .

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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 Pro Tips: How to Tie the Davy and Double Davy Knots


The Davy Knot (bottom) is considerably less obtrusive than the standard Clinch Knot.

A couple years ago, we posted a video on tying the Davy Knot by my friend Zach Matthews. With all due respect to Zach, the folks at Tightline productions have got higher production. . .

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Video: How to Tie Barr’s Emerger BWO

The world’s most famous fly-tying dentist, John Barr, designed his Barr’s Emerger series in 1975, after spending a day fishing a pale morning dun hatch on Nelson’s Spring Creek in . . .

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