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At The Vise: Ruben Martin’s Austroperlidae

Ruben Martin is a master of realistic patterns in addition to many more genres. This particular stonefly imitation (Austroperlidae) is a gem. Ruben demonstrates the entire process really... [...]

December 14, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: The genius of the dubbing loop

The oft misunderstood dubbing loop is frequently considered a grad school level technique but a little practice makes this great move totally attainable for anybody, even newer tyers.... [...]

December 12, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Baby Damsel

The Baby Damsel is one of Brian Chan’s simple but deadly patterns. It is akin to the now popular micro leech patterns. This past fall this pattern worked... [...]

December 7, 2017 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

One fly fisherman’s holiday wish list

...anglers on your list will likely agree. Colorado Fly Works’ Pueblo Vise– The folks at Colorado Fly Works have created a sturdy, well machined and innovative vise, designed and manufactured... [...]

December 6, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Gadgets, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying #11 – Woolly Bugger 

Some anglers believe the Woolly Bugger, tied in its original way and its many alternatives catch more fish than any fly ever invented including species found in both... [...]

November 29, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: The good old Gotcha

No. 2 Pink Gotcha ~ Bonefish Fly by Capt. Matt Thomas If you are going to go bonefishing anywhere, it would be wise to carry some Gotchas. It... [...]

November 21, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Beginner Fly Tying: #10 the Woolly Worm

...want to get a copy to reference as you go through the course. Add hackle to tie the Woolly Worm! By Steve Hudson Steve at the vise. Add hackle to... [...]

October 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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