Fly Tying in an Unpredictable World

A world that seems increasingly unpredictable drives author Christopher Schaberg to embrace a part of fly fishing he hadn’t before: the fly tying desk. “I found myself gravitating back to my workstation at the end of each dizzying day of political upheaval to work it out,” he writes. “Tying flies has become another way to engage with other species and fragile ecosystems. It’s about going back to what formed, and continues to form, my deepest-held commitments.” Read the essay “Fly Fishing in an Age of Unraveling” via The Sierra Club.

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How to Tie a Micro Egg

Looking for a fun, easy-to-tie pattern to experiment with this holiday season? Try the Micro Egg.  “A couple of years ago, friend and regional guide Keith Gardner turned me on to fishing super small eggs and, pardon the pun, I’ve been hooked ever since,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler. “This one is a bit different than what Keith fishes but it works for me and can be tied in a matter of seconds.”

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Loon Live with Hogan Brown

The next episode of Loon Live will feature guide and fly designer Hogan Brown, “answering your questions about chasing fish on the west coast, especially on his home waters of the Yuba River.” Visit the Loon website for more details and tune in live on Thursday November 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. PST.

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How to Tie a Craft Fur Clouser

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Craft Fur Clouser in this week’s featured tying video. Rather than using the traditional buck tail, Flagler uses a readily available craft store material along with a slightly different tie-in method to produce a more bulkier profile.

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