Fly Tying

The BWO Sub Emerger

  • By: A. K. Best

An ace-in-the-hole

Thread Flies

  • By: Tee Clarkson
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

I love an intricate fly as much as the next guy, but I have also found that sometimes the difficult patterns don't catch as many fish as the simple, easy ones...

Trapped Hackles

  • By: A. K. Best

There's one step where hackling can go horribly awry. Here's how to avoid problems.

The After-Burner Wing

  • By: Darrel Martin

How to make perfect CDC mayfly wings every time

A New Tie in Town

  • By: Darrel Martin

Hot new tying materials, and how to use them

A Diet of Worms

  • By: Chad Mason

A defense of the San Juan Worm in two variations

The Black Nose Dace

  • By: A. K. Best

A weighted streamer for the early season

Hare's Ear Soft Hackle

  • By: A. K. Best

Lately there has been a lot of discussion and writing about tying and fishing soft hackle flies. This is a fly every angler should carry and know how to tie. My favorite is the Hare's Ear Soft Hackle because it's easy to tie and imitates a host of emerging or drowned insects. Although a tier can vary

Pheasant Tail Nymph

The classic all-purpose nymph--with a modification or two

Tying the Callibaetis Quill Dun

  • By: A. K. Best

A must-have pattern even on streams