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  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: The Insult

    Some flies are so simple to tie that you wonder how, with such little effort at the vise, they can be effective. The Insult, tied below by Tim Flagler, is such a fly. Designed to imitate active nymphs that either swim or end up in the current quite often, The Insult is a great pattern…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: SBR Sulphur Nymph

    Nymphing has come a long way over the last couple of decades—many fly anglers will start with attractor nymphs on new water, simply because they make great searching patterns and tend to be top-of-mind when nothing is obviously hatching. But, even searching with attractors like a Prince or a basic hare's ear or pheasant tail…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: The Last Walt’s

    Attractor patterns occupy a special spot in my heart—I love flies that are versatile and might represent any number of buggy possibilities, but no one bug in particular. Such is the case with the Last Walt's, a fly Tim Flagler ties in the video below. As he notes, this bug doesn't match anything specific, but…

  • Fishing Trout Tips

    Trout Tips: Pay attention

    Sometimes you have to get the trout's attention. Often, the simplest advice is the best. And when it comes to fly fishing, with all its trappings and the intimidating vocabulary ranging from fly sizes, line and rod weights, tippet sizes and sink ratings, simpler is better, particularly for folks who are just starting out. That's…

  • Fishing Trout Tips

    Trout Tips: Pay attention

    Sometimes you have to get the trout's attention. Often, the simplest advice is the best. And when it comes to fly fishing, with all its trappings and the intimidating vocabulary ranging from fly sizes, line and rod weights, tippet sizes and sink ratings, simpler is better, particularly for folks who are just starting out. That's…