Video: How to Tie the Lightning Bug

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim shows you how to tie a Lightning Bug, offering a few tying tricks along the way. As usual, Tim’s goal is maximum efficiency in making sure each material stays in its place. The . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Rig for Jigging Streamers

In cold water, trout are often less aggressive and therefore less likely to chase down a streamer stripped quickly across the current. This is a great time to jig streamers instead, and George Daniel of Livin’ on the Fly has spent a lot of . . .

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Video: How to Make Half-Hitches with Your Tying Scissors

Lots of fly tiers like to use half-hitch knots to save their work or to finish off the fly’s head. As usual, Tim has a better, faster way to do this, which will be especially useful for those tiers who like to keep their scissors in their . . .

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Book Excerpt: Why Fly Design is So Important

A lot of people approach tying from an aesthetic point of view, paying more attention to what the fly looks like as opposed to how it will behave or fish. We’re pattern-orientated, as opposed to being purpose-orientated, and in . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish Deep Nymphs

This week for “Master Class Monday”—our new feature about taking your fly fishing skills to the next level—we take another look at the topic of dry/dropper rigs. This video, by Dave and . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.22.21

Welcome to the latest edition of the fishingsifu News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we have fourteen great . . .

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Podcast: The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White

This week, my guest is artist Bob White, a beloved painter of fly-fishing and bird hunting scenes. Bob has illustrated John Gierach’s magazine pieces for years and also illustrated the current version of The fishingsifu Fly-Fishing Guide. . . .

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