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Fly tying a terrestrial on the steroids, the Cinnamon Ant

There are several versions of the cinnamon ant, and I don't know where it came from, but this Flagler version "Flying" has been winning votes since 2016 in Appalachia. [...]

September 23, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

A modernized 170-year-old trout fly is still simple and deadly: Red Tag

The big question is, does the Red Tag Wet Fly catch fish? Yes, it has a history of doing that dating back 170 years. I'd never leave home without a half dozen. [...]

August 1, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

No fly tyer should ever fear rubber legs again

Fly tying is in itself an encouragement to find time for fly fishing. The tease is the tied fly - will it work? I did not try tying Pat’s Rubber Legs on a tube, but will. [...]

July 18, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Pine Squirrel Streamer, a leech pattern for all seasons

I do not think any fly I tied with pine squirrel tail has ever come up short. I’ve convinced myself it is how the material swims that does the trout talking. [...]

June 12, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Mayer’s Mini-Leech: a strong swimmer

So far, Landon Mayer's Mini-Leech fly tied on a #14 Czech nymph hook with pine squirrel, and ostrich herl seems irresistible. [...]

January 28, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Hey, that’s my fly you’re calling ugly!

Tim Flagler, Tightline Productions, makes almost any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water and this fly no exception. [...]

December 3, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Videos

It has a horror movie name, but it’s a great fly

Tim Flagler can make any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water. This Egg Sucking Leech pattern is a killer fly and easy to tie. [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tim Flagler Ties The Mop Hopper

Tying Tim Flagler's Mop Hopper is easy, but paying attention to how he deals with legs makes it so - his tip can be transported to other flies. [...]

September 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Better rigging is worth the price of learning

Tying the perfection loop is easy to learn, but "remembering" its one critical step takes a half dozen tries. Once mastered, it can be tied in a storm [...]

April 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

The jigging hook and the bead

A unique jigging hook makes getting a fly deep, quickly a reality. It also adds to catch power, makes tying much easier and speeds up production with not too much added cost [...]

January 4, 2018 RECENT, Slide