In This Issue

Spring 2021 - Volume 27 , Issue 1
fly tyer spring 2021

Features

Dissecting Carrie Stevens

How Carrie Stevens made her famous feather-wing streamers has been a topic of debate for decades. Our author took one of those rare flies apart and found the answer.

SHARON E. WRIGHT

Best Flies for Fishing the South Platte

Tie these 20 guide-tested patterns for fishing one of the best trout rivers on Colorado’s Front Range.

JOHN WOOD

It’s a Lizard!

Want to add a new pattern to your bass-fishing fly box? This imitation of a floating lizard drives hawgs wild!

JOHN GEDDES

Knuckleheads for Ozark Big Butter

We all know that big fish eat big flies. A pro angler from the Show Me State showed us how to catch the BIGGEST fish in the river.

MICHAEL CARR

Chironomids 101

British Columbia’s trophy trout feed on some of the smallest insects in the water. Follow these 22 tips for tying better midge pupae that will catch trout everywhere.

EVAN KLAPSTEIN

ON THE COVER: Black Pearl

Columns

Editor’s Bench

Results of Fly Fishers International’s Second Annual Fly Tying Challenge

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

First Wraps

The New Boom in Tying Flies

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

Intermediate Tying

Weaving Is for More than Rugs

JERRY COVIELLO

Salt Water

Bayou Bugs

SETH FIELDS

Profile

The Zack Attack

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

One Fly

DAVID KLAUSMEYER

Muddler Minnow