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Beginner Fly Tying: #9 Enhanced Chenille Caterpillar

...elaborate than a spring wrapped around the main barrel of your tying vise. Many vises come with those clips; if yours does not, check with the local hardware store for... [...]

October 4, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Ruben Martin’s Trashy Stone

Ruben Martin is a master tyer and this pattern showboats some of his remarkable techniques and skills. Too pretty to fish? Follow the instructions in his video and... [...]

September 20, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Beginner Fly Tying: #7 – Thread handling basics, Part 2

Thread handling basics – tying materials to the hook By Steve Hudson Steve at the bench tying at a North Georgia fly shop. Note: Seizmore image. Last time... [...]

September 11, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

It’s time to do more than just “Keep It Public”

...or revise the rules guiding the management of our public lands. Now, a review of 11.3 million acres of existing national monuments is in (though details are still thin) and... [...]

September 5, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Opinion: The importance of being hook earnest

...as #6, straight eye and barbed. Tube tyer notes You don’t need a special vise to hold the tube in place. Just buy an adapter. There are two types. One... [...]

September 5, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #6 – Thread handling basics

...got to put the tying hook in your vise. A properly mounted hook makes the “thread” part of things much easier to handle. The hook should be mounted so that... [...]

August 29, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Brown Trout: The Angler’s Notepad

...of stay or go to sea is also Darwinian – survival of the species. The Liberator, a monster articulated fly sits just finished Chad’s tying vise – ready to go... [...]

August 23, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Morrish Hopper Fly

This is another stellar pattern and instructional video from the guys at In The Riffle. August is good time for chucking hoppers at the stream banks. The Morrish... [...]

August 16, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Beginner Fly Tying: #5 – The matter of hooks

The matter of hooks by Steve Hudson, Editor-At-Large Last time, we looked at head cement. It’s the glue that helps hold everything together once you tie a fly.... [...]

August 14, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Tying a March Brown with Barry Ord Clarke

The full tutorial for one of the true classic wet flies that works just about anywhere its fished. The famous Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjoft Nansen said ” Give... [...]

August 10, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos