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Fly Tying: Browsing ALL Articles (ALL 19 ITEMS)

Barr's Spork Fly Pattern
Barr's Spork Fly Pattern (howto)
Instructions on how to find — and tie — the perfect fly for elusive carp and sucker fish.

Tying the Egg Sucking Leech
Tying the Egg Sucking Leech (howto)
Just like the Wooly Bugger, the Egg Sucking Leech is one of the top producing steamer flies. Here are some tips on how and when to use it, and how to create your own.

Fly Tying Basics: Part 3 - Techniques and Strategies
Fly Tying Basics: Part 3 - Techniques and Strategies (howto)
Difficult to master at first, fly tying takes time and patience. These few tips will help you get on your way to making your own flies.

Tying the Madam X
Tying the Madam X (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos for the Madam X fly pattern.

Spinning Deer Hair
Spinning Deer Hair (howto)
Learn how to spin and trim deer hair for bass bugs, hoppers, and terrestrials with these step-by-step instructions.

Tying the Stimulator
Tying the Stimulator (howto)
Step-by-step tying Instructions with photos for the Stimulator fly pattern.

Tying the Caddis Poopah
Tying the Caddis Poopah (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos for the Caddis Poopah.

Tying the Blue Wing Olive (BWO)
Tying the Blue Wing Olive (BWO) (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos for the Blue Wing Olive (BWO) Dry Fly

Tying the Original Clouser Deep Minnow
Tying the Original Clouser Deep Minnow (howto)
Step-by-step fly tying instructions for the Original Clouser Deep Minnow, excerpted from 'Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Patterns of Bob Clouser'.

Loop Finish
Loop Finish (howto)
Learn to whip finish your flies using the loop finish.

Yarn Egg Flies
Yarn Egg Flies (howto)
Step-by-step fly tying instructions with photos.

Beadhead Prince Nymph
Beadhead Prince Nymph (howto)
Step-by-step fly tying instructions with photos.

Tying Upright Wings on Dry Flies
Tying Upright Wings on Dry Flies (howto)
Step-by-step instructions for tying upright wings on dry flies.

Adams Dry Fly
Adams Dry Fly (howto)
Step-by-step fly tying instructions with photos.

Foam Bass Popper
Foam Bass Popper (howto)
Step-by-step fly tying instructions with photos.

Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph
Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos.

Tying the Wooly Bugger
Tying the Wooly Bugger (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos

Fly Tying with Biots
Fly Tying with Biots (howto)
Biots are small, sharply-pointed fibers that allow the creative tier to realistically simulate legs or gnarly looking appendages.

The Lowdown on Beadheads
The Lowdown on Beadheads (howto)
To better understand the importance of beadheads in fly patterns, here's a quick look at the different types of beads available to tiers.


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