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Browsing the "Tim Flagler" Tag

Fly Tying: The underestimated value of thread

So, what is the best tying thread? Thread, fly tying thread or any thread, holds it all together - do you have the best thread to secure the pattern? [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Another killer, easy to tie mop fly that “catches”

To tie mop flies by the box full, go to Wall Mart's car cleaning accessories section and get a hundred year supply of mop noodles for under $10 [...]

March 9, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Knots: Learning how to do it better is rewarding

Tying the perfection loop is easy, but "remembering" its critical steps takes a half dozen tries. Once mastered, it's just too easy to forget. [...]

February 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Fly Tying: Make mine worms said the fishes

Worms come in as many lengths, shapes, thicknesses - segmented or tubular - as you could imagine. One thing, fish eat them without reservation [...]

February 3, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Reminder: The Marlborough Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show is the frozen fly angler's Head Start Program. All the new gear, all the celebs, all of the tying materials under the sun and a chance to be ahead of the curve. [...]

January 10, 2017 RECENT, Reminder, Slide

Fly Tying: Is the Deceiver the all-time best fly?

Lefty's Deceiver, over the course of decades, has morphed many times. But it would be a rarity for a saltwater angler not to own a handful of them [...]

November 10, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Furled Leaders: What you don’t know might limit your game

Furled leaders get pooh poohed in most fly shops. When a sales person is asked, why? Replies are generally ... personally, does not know why [...]

October 27, 2016 RECENT, Slide

Fly Tying: If there is a terrestrial ribeye, it might be a cricket

Late summer and early fall are a great time for terrestrials. Ants the easiest to tie and deadly, but never leave home without a cricket. This one by Tim Flagler "catches." [...]

September 20, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Opinion: Flies … thinking outside of the box.

Rarely are new patterns world beaters, but some of Chuck Kraft's flies might qualify. He's been guiding and tying for 30 years in a multi species venue [...]

September 14, 2016 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Tim Flagler’s Bully Bluegill Spider

Panfish eat dry flies, wet flies, terrestrials, nymphs, hard faced poppers and foam poppers, and surface or subsurface bait mimics with equal gusto. [...]

July 1, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide