TYING WITH THE PROS

Fly Tying Video Series, Tutorials & Resources

Tying With The Pros was developed to help you gain a deep understanding of the top Musky & Predator fly patterns, tying techniques, tips, tricks & thought processes of some of the best fly anglers & tyers in the world.

Episode 1 - The River Pig, Tied by Adam Kornuth

On the first episode of the series, Musky Town owner Adam Kornuth (@akflies) ties the River Pig and shares everything that goes into one of his favorite patterns in Musky & Predator Fly Fishing.

Episode 2 - The Buford, Tied by Adam Kornuth

On episode 2, Musky Town owner Adam Kornuth (@akflies) ties the Buford and shares all on tying and fishing one of the iconic patterns in Musky on the Fly.

Episode 3 - The Smoker, Tied by John Cooper

On episode 3, under the radar Musky fly fishing guru John Cooper does a deep dive on how to tie & fish the Smoker, an articulated, rabbit strip-tailed pattern/platform proven to catch giants all over North America. Watch the first ever tutorial now!

Episode 4 - The Hillbilly Deluxe, Tied by John Cooper

On this episode, Musky fly fishing guru John Cooper does a deep dive on how to tie the Hillbilly Deluxe, an articulated jig fly & evolution of the River Pig. Watch the first ever tutorial on a pattern/platform that has quickly become one of our favorites for catching Musky on the Fly!

Episode 5 - The Yard Sale, Tied by Matt Grajewski

On one of our favorite episodes yet, Matt Grajewski breaks down how to tie & fish the Yard Sale. Part tying tutorial, part high-level strategy session, Matt & Adam can't help themselves but dive down the rabbit hole on everything from how to be successful searching new waters, to nuanced tactics for different types of fisheries & how to translate time at the vise to increased efficiency while fishing. This session is a must watch for any Musky fly angler!

Episode 6 - The War Pig, Tied by Justin Hokanson

On Episode 6, Musky Town Pro Staffer Justin Hokanson ties the War Pig. Justin & Adam overcome heavy snow & internet challenges to talk fish stories with friends, how to safely handle a deep hooked musky, what goes into a proper release & more!

Episode 7 - The 747 (All Shanks), Tied by Adam Kornuth

On Episode 7, Adam Kornuth (@akflies) ties an all-shank evolution of the classic 747. This session is loaded with more tying & fishing intel to help you be more successful in your pursuit of Musky with a fly rod.

Materials

Shanks - 28 mm & 40 mm Chocklett Big Game Shanks (custom dropper shanks available upon request)

Split Rings - Musky Town Ultra Strength Split Rings

Hook - 6/0 Kona Big Game Hunter (BGH) for split ringed hooks to shanks.

For tying on hooks with a middle shank, 4/0 Gamakatsu B10S & 6/0 Kona BGC. For tying on hooks, you'll also want Articulation Wire.

Thread - Danville Flymaster+ (210 Denier), Veevus Power Thread, etc.

Bucktail - Musky Town TailsHareline Graded Tails, or Midwest Bucktails

Feathers - Strung Schlappen (Sorted), Whiting 6-10" Schlappen BundlesSaddles, etc.

Flash - Lateral Scale, PolarflashHolographic Flashabou, Barred Flashabou, etc.

Adhesive/UV - Hard As Hull, Loon UV Thin, Solarez, Loon Infiniti Light, etc.

 

Episode 8 - Bucktail Game Changer, Tied by Marlon Prince

On Episode 8, Musky Town Featured Guide Marlon Prince - of St. Johnny Sox in New Brunswick - shares how to tie and fish his Musky-sized bucktail version of Blane Chocklett's signature fly platform. This episode is packed with more high level tying & fishing intel to help you be more successful while fly fishing for Musky.

Episode 9 - Feather Game Changer, Tied by Morgan Eddy

On Episode 9, Morgan Eddy (@va_muddler) shares how to tie & fish his Express version of Blane Chocklett's Feather Game Changer. Whether you're targeting Smallies, Musky or another predator species, this episode is packed with more high level tying & fishing intel to help you be more successful at the vise & on the water.

Episode 10 - Musky Fly Theory, with Joe Goodspeed

On Episode 10, Joe Goodspeed joins us for one of our favorite episodes yet, a master class on Musky fly tying (and fishing) theory. This session is loaded with years of hard-learned, high-level intel to help you be more successful in your pursuit of Musky on the fly.

Episode 11 - Deer Hair Diver & Popper, Tied by Derek Darst

On Episode 11, Derek Darst walks through tying & shaping the deer hair diver & popper. Derek ties thousands of these each year, so if you've had any interest in learning how to tie with deer hair, this is an excellent place to start. This episode is stacked & packed with helpful intel to help you tie two of the most effective patterns in bass fly fishing.

Episode 12 - Deer Hair Fido, Tied by Ricky Evans

On Episode 12, Ricky Evans shares all on how to tie & fish Musky Town's Deer Hair Fido. Based on the well-known Zara Spook lure, this unique "walk the dog" topwater pattern first made its way into the fly fishing community thanks to Jeff Creamer. Ricky ties more of these than anyone else in our craft, so if you like to tie & fish topwater deer bugs, this episode is a must-watch.

Episode 13 - Articulated Baitfish Diver, Tied by Pat Cohen

On Episode 13, Pat Cohen joins us for the season finale of Tying With The Pros. Pat is well known as the most innovative deer hair tyer in our craft & he shares all on tying an articulated baitfish version of the Dahlberg Diver. Whether you're just getting started with deer hair or are already an advanced tyer, you won't want to miss this one!