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Video: How to Tie the Clouser Minnow


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Clouser Minnow is incredibly effective in both salt- and fresh water.

Although the Clouser Minnow (originally called the Clouser Deep Minnow) is famous for being one of the more prolific saltwater flies of all time, it was first tied by Pennsylvanian Bob Clouser to catch smallmouth bass on the. . .

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How to Tie Senyo’s Wiggle Stone


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Wiggle Stone is excellent for both steelhead and trout.
Photo via orvis.com

Fly fishers are often trying to imitate lifelike action to attract trout, and one way to achieve this is with a jointed nymph. The Wiggle Stone is the creation of Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters in Ohio. This pattern should. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Hendrickson Dry, Catskill-Style


Written by: Phil Monahan

Note the hallmarks of Catskill tiers: a slim body, careful proportions, and bare hook behind the eye.

All the anglers around Orvis HQ are waiting for that first report of a Hendrickson sighting. The emergence of Ephemerella subvaria is the most anticipated event on many Midwestern and. . .

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Announcing the Grand Prize Winner of Our Fly-Tying Month Contest!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kelly Glissmeyer with a fine Idaho brown trout.
Photo courtesy Kelly Glissmeyer

Back in February, we launched a fly-tying contest to celebrate a month of great deals on Orvis fly-tying materials. There were more than 700 entries, and our panel of experts had a. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph


Written by: Phil Monahan

When Tom Rosenbauer saw a Pheasant Tail Nymph up on my monitor this morning, he simply said, “Best fly ever.” This is an opinion held by many trout anglers who have hooked fish large and small on this diminutive pattern. The original PT was created by riverkeeper Frank Sawyer, who designed it to imitate. . .

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Video: How to Tie Ken’s Crazy Ant


Written by: Phil Monahan

Ken’s Crazy Ant is ridiculously easy to tie and floats like a cork.
Photo courtesy Tightline Productions

This is one of those amazing fly patterns that looks complex, but is actually incredibly easy to tie. When I first saw the profile of Ken’s Crazy Ant, I thought, “Uh oh, how the heck do you make those antennae look like. . .

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Video: How to Tie a Simple Snowshoe Emerger


Written by: Phil Monahan

Try tying this pattern using different-color materials to match the naturals.

Back in June, we showed you how to tie Tom Rosenbauer’s Rabbit’s Foot Emerger, and here’s an even simpler pattern based on the same material. In this great video from¬†Tightline Productions,¬†Matt Grobert ties an. . .

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