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2024 Double Brood Cicada Dry Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a robust cicada patterns just in time for the legendary Brood XIX and XIII cicada hatch of 2024. These are two overlapping hatches of 13 & 17 year periodical cicadas that won’t happen again in … Continue reading

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“Skwopper” Skwala/Hopper: Dry Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a versatile dry fly which makes a great searching pattern in the Spring and Fall. Skwalas are spring stoneflies that, if you time it right, trout can go nuts for. The further East you go … Continue reading

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Microflex Strong Arm Merkin: Permit/Trigger Fly Tutorial

In this video Simon ties a killer crab fly for permit, triggers, and all around flats use. It takes inspiration from various crab flies. This particular pattern is tied with heavy tungsten eyes which we chose to show off a … Continue reading

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Jigged March Brown Nymph Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a fantastic Jigged March Brown nymph. March Browns are the first insect of the year which hatches in abduncance that is larger than Blue Winged Olives. For that reason, they are an important food source … Continue reading

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Mallard March Brown Soft Hackle

In this video, Simon ties a great March Brown Soft Hackle. Swinging soft hackles is a long forgotten art in the trout world. With the rise of euro nymphing, dry droppers, drop shotting, etc. swinging classic wets is sometimes seen … Continue reading

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Jigged Perdi Egg: Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great egg pattern for the winter and spring. This “Perdi-Egg” merges two proven patterns into one. The Perdigon is a european style attractor nymph that is known around the world. Whether you like it … Continue reading

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March Brown Fly Tying Tutorials

With the March Brown hatch underway, we’ve collected a variety of past tying videos for some spring-time inspiration. We are seeing plenty of bugs on the lower river. Swinging wets is super effective for this hatch specifically. Plenty of fish … Continue reading

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Pyramid Lake Popcorn Beetle: Stillwater Pattern

In this video, Simon ties a proven pattern for monster Lahontan Cuttroat Trout in Pyramid lake. It is that time of year where anglers all over the world are gearing up with dreams of catching a massive Lahontan Cutthroat Trout … Continue reading

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Jigged EZ Egg: Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties an effective egg pattern used for winter steelhead. It uses a new egg chenille from Hareline that makes tying eggs easier than ever. The chenille comes in a wide variety of colors to ensure you … Continue reading

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Driftless Cricket Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon Stephen demonstrates how to tie a fantastic hi-vis cricket pattern. Tested this summer on the spring creeks of the Midwest’s Driftless area, it was his most productive fly he brought along. Locally, this fly has brought … Continue reading

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Mottled Goddard Caddis Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Goddard Caddis is a classic adult caddis pattern. This fly pattern is high floating and versatile in terms of the variety of caddis species it can imitate. In this video, Simon demonstrates how to tie the Goddard Caddis with … Continue reading

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Peacock CDC Elk Hair Caddis Fly Pattern

In this video, Greg ties a Peacock CDC Caddis fly pattern that is a variation of an elk hair caddis. The use of peacock and CDC gives this fly movement and shine that’ll catch the fish’s attention. Fish them as … Continue reading

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Inverted Yellow Sally Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructional

In this video, Simon ties a small stonefly nymph that utilizes Hareline Tungsten Stout Bodies to create an inverted “almost jigged” style fly without the use of a jig style hook. If you have a bunch of standard nymph hooks … Continue reading

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Jigged March Brown Fly Tying Video Tutorial

As the nights warm, and water temps creep up more and more, March Brown Nymphs become more active. In this video, Simon demonstrates how to tie a killer March Brown Nymph Jigged style. The buggy legs and slotted tungsten bead … Continue reading

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Snook Brush Tuxedo Fly with New Materials From Hareline

In this video professional fly tyer and blogger Jay Nicholas ties a simple snook fly called the Snook Brush Tuxedo Fly. Incorporating materials from Hareline including the new Bling Rabbit Strips, Helix Flash, and Just Add H2O’s Flash Blend Baitfish … Continue reading

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