Fly Tying

The Kit and Caboodle

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: How to make a serviceable roll-kit that protects and organizes fly-tying tools

Tying the Tracer

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: "how to tie the Tracer, a large light fly" Flypattern(s): Tracer

A Thread of an Idea

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: How to select a tying thread

Collecting Peculiars

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: "various ""peculiar"" tying answers to tiers problems such as the Silver Lining, the Hidden Whip, the Whip-Finish Thread Extension, the Dubbing-Loop Lock, Tail Flare&Gathering Wraps, the Halford Wing, the Check-Rein Method, and the Bead-Head Solution"

The Humpy Hatch: Variations on the fastest (selling) fly in the West

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: Variations on the Humpy Hatch and how to tie Flypattern(s): Humpy Hatch

A Spin Off the Old Block

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: Spinning blocks Flypattern(s): "CDC hackle, sparkle&flash, or single-thread mole dust" Dealer/Manufacturer(s): Scientific Anglers Advanced Shooting Technology and Orvis Wonderline

Jackson's Fancy Spade

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: How to tie the Fancy Spade (the Jackson Hybrid) Fish: Steelhead Flypattern(s): Fancy Spade (Jackson Hybrid)

A Bird in the Hand

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: The history of and how to tie the Scarlet Ibis Flypattern(s): Scarlet Ibis Dealer/Manufacturer(s): "Sage 890-5 SP, Spring Creek Stillwater Classic FFE (Fly-Fishing Edition) Pram, Ex Officio Double Haul Shorts, Ex Officio Air Strip Hat, Columbia Schooner Bank Cachalot Cap"

The Original Recipe

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: "tying according to the first directions in English written by Thomas Barker, instructions on how to tie Barker's Winged Palmer" Flypattern(s): Barker's Winged Palmer

A Scotch (Tape!) Wing

  • By: Darrel Martin

Topics: Scotch wings and sleeve bodies Flypattern(s): The Scotch Wing Caddis; The Sleeve Body Mayfly; The Scotch-wing Grasshopper