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[Video] How to Tie the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions ties a variant of Craig Mathew’s Griffith’s Gnat Emerger. Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies–in West Yellowstone, Montana–combined the original Griffith’s Gnat pattern with his own Zelon Emerger to create the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger.  According to Mathews, the hybrid pattern works great on fish seeking individual midges and actually works as […]

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[Video] Tying the Transformer Midge (Dry Fly) by Davie McPhail

This is a great all-round dry fly pattern which will represent a Hawthorn, Gnat and Adult Midge..It is worth tying in a smaller size as well and instead of CDC as the wing a pearly flash can be used. Materials Used Hook: Kamasan B160 size 14 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Body: Small or Micro Black Suede […]

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[Video] How to Tie the Yong Special: A Top Secret Midge Pattern

The Yong Special is a great and easy-to-tie midge pattern. Originated by Andy Kim, the Yong is a must-have in the midge box. Fly tying video by Fly Fish Food

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[Virtual Vise] Tying and Fishing Midges

Fly Fish Food held the first ever Virtual Vise fly tying session last week that was broadcast live on YouTube Events and Google Hangouts. It’s a pretty neat concept akin to an in-person fly tying class only held on the internet. As you will see folks can interact with each other and ask question just […]

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[Video] Tying Craig Mathew’s Zelon Midge

Matt Grobert of Caddis Chronicles ties Craig Mathew’s Zelon Midge in this fly tying video from Tightline Productions. Matt Grobert ties the Zelon Midge a bit different from the original pattern as he notes here. The main difference is the use of Australian Opossum for the thorax and little bit less Zelon in both the […]

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[Video] Swissflies: Black Dry Fly Midge

In the fine Swiss tradition, master fly tier Markus Greif of Swissflies brings us a Black Dry Fly Midge that highlights the use of CDC (Cul de Canard), the miracle feather. (The audio is in German but since fly tying is a universal language it doesn’t really matter!) Black Dry Fly Midge Material List Hook: […]

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[Video] Pat Dorsey’s Mercury Midge

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions demonstrates how to tie Pat Dorsey’s Mercury Midge in this fly tying video tutorial. Make’em Eat Midge Patterns Popular in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this fly flat out produces fish when no other will in areas like Cheesman Canyon, Deckers and the Dream Stream. One of Pat Dorsey’s trade […]

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[Video] Copper Zebra Midge

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions demonstrates how to tie a Copper Zebra Midge is this fly tying video tutorial. Midge Tying Tips Tim provides some great tips to make tying midge patterns easier starting with using EZ Hackle Pliers to handle tiny hooks to a clever tip on how to use a Popsicle stick and […]

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[Video] How to Tie a Trico Spinner

Tim Flager of Tightline Productions demonstrates how to tie Eric Stroup’s Snowshoe Trico Spinner in this fly tying video tutorial. 4th of July Fly Synonymous with the 4th of July, the start of the Tricos hatch is a hallowed event in many parts of the country that runs through October. On my home waters of […]

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[Video] Tying Al’s Rat (Variant)

From Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions comes this fly tying video demonstration on how to tie Al’s Rat or a least a slight variant of orginal fly pattern (the original pattern calls for Danville monocord in lieu of the UTC 70 thread used in this video – picky I know). What Makes Al’s Rat So […]

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