Video: How to Tie the Sunken Trico Spinner

Tricos are small mayflies of the Tricorythodes genus that produce one of the longest hatch periods of the season, emerging in prolific numbers from July through October. It’s when the spinners return to the water to lay eggs, however, that trout . . .

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Video: How to Create an Easy Extended Body

You may have seen mayfly patterns with extended bodies and wondered, “How do they do that?” It looks complicated and scary, but in this video, Tim explains a simple method that uses a standard sewing needle and a piece of stretch tubing. You’ll be . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Chuck Caddis

Eric Leiser–the well known fly tier, author, and angler who passed away last year–is best known for two patterns that he popularized, the Chuck Caddis and the Llama. Leiser claimed that he had originated neither fly, but he promoted . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Danger Baby Nymph

Theo “Gold Bead” Bakelaar is a Dutch tier often credited with popularizing beads in fly tying. In the late 1980s, Theo introduced his Gold Bead series in the U.S., and prominent figures such as Tom Rosenbauer immediately saw . . .

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Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the Blood Knot

I’m going to state right off the bat that, when it comes to joining pieces of monofilament, I am a blood-knot guy. There are several reasons: It’s the knot I learned first, and I’ve tied it enough that I can tie. . .

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Video: How to Save Your Work with a Borger Double Hitch

If you’ve been watching Tom Rosenbauer’s Facebook Live fly-tying tutorials, you know that Tom is not a fan of using half-hitches to save his work–a leftover from his days as a commercial tier, when speed was everything. But many tiers do like to secure . . .

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Video: How to Tie an A.K. Best Spent Caddis

In this great video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie Best’s simple, cool spent-wing caddisfly imitation. The main feature is a down wing that envelopes the dubbed body, and Tim’s method for ensuring the feather stays where it . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Shiney Hiney Caddis Pupa

A northern New Mexico native, “Hopper Juan” Juan Ramirez has been tying flies for two decades, and many of his patterns have become staples in Colorado and the Southwest. He shared some of his favorite patterns in a blog post here a few years ago. . . .

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Video: How to Wrap Wire Weight Without Waste

In this great video, Tim shows you how he wraps lead-free wire on the hook shank without wasting any. Plus, his method allows you to create a tapered body on the fly and lock a bead into place. Once you learn this technique, you’ll never fumble with . . .

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