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Browsing the "Fly Tying" Tag

Fly Tying: It is called the Brahma Bugger and Tim Flager ties it

Tim Flagler ties this Brahma Bugger, and later changes the tail colors and body colors so there is a sharper distinction between the body and tail [...]

January 5, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: EP Whitebait Fly – versatility and simplicity.

With tying materials readied, an amateur tyer could probably tie this EP style White Bait Fly every couple of minutes. On a tube a little longer, but not much. This fly swims better tied on a tube [...]

December 23, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: The utilitarian and extremely effective Zonker

The “Zonker” fly was first introduced by Dan Byford in the early 1970’s. It is an ugly fly that turns into a princess in the water, mimicking the movement of minnow / baitfish [...]

December 22, 2015 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Fly Tying: More on fishing and tying tube flies

Tube flies have more benefits than hook tied flies. One, the fish has less leverage. Two, large, bushy flies cast more easily. Three, the hooks can be varied. [...]

December 21, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Video: The Black Redfish Worm is a killer fly. Tie it black, tan or olive

Seldom do we see a revelation in flies. They do come along: Wooly Bugger, Deceiver, Clouser Minnow. This black worm has been test driven and it flat out catches fish [...]

December 17, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Vimeo: Meet Tim Flager’s multi-talented fly, the Stumpbuster

Tim Flaglers' Stumpbuster is a great search pattern and well suited for high, stained water. It ties better and faster on a tube than a hook [...]

December 15, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Vimeo: The Dumb Bunny fly – sometimes the simple ties are best…

The Dumb Bunny looks like a bait fish, swims like one, is easy to jig, and the hook orientation (hook point up) make it fairly “weedless.” [...]

December 11, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Video: Crystal Flash Shrimp – easy to tie and oft eaten

Shrimp patterns are always a good choice for flats animals. This John Carpenter Crystal Flash Shrimp is easy to tie and also works really well tied as a "tube" fly [...]

December 10, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Video: Craft fur shrimp – simple to tie for many species

Tying your own flies has rewards beyond saving a few bucks. It makes you think of what do the fish eat. If I take a fish for the table, I always inspect the stomach contents. [...]

December 8, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Industry News: 17 year old Canadian fly tyer takes the IFTC trophy

The Symposium's Seminar Room and Featured Tier's Theater – along with the aisles of exhibitor booths – were filled to capacity during the two day event. [...]

December 3, 2015 Industry News, RECENT, Slide