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At The Vise: Damselfly Booby

We never hit the stillwater without some boobies. This one is a winner and never gets left behind when lake fishing from the Adirondacks to the Rockies. [...]

April 7, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Ozark legend, Davy Wooton, has a border crossing hit-man fly

Although Wooton's Shad Fly had a parochial origin, Missouri/Ozarks, it can travel to where you live and out-catch your best tie for carp, snook, reds, bass and, of course, shad [...]

April 4, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Lefty Kreh on dry flies and nymphs that travel well

New water doesn't always mean flies you're familiar with won't sell to the local trout. Lefty's list DOES travel and catches trout, just pay attention to sizes [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: The underestimated value of thread

So, what is the best tying thread? Thread, fly tying thread or any thread, holds it all together - do you have the best thread to secure the pattern? [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

At The Vise: March Brown Emerger… emerging soon.

The March Brown is perhaps the most famous of the British mayflies and one of the first major hatches on many streams here in the US every Spring. [...]

March 27, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Time to hit the tube…

Tube tying has not caught on to the point of having gone viral, but some, like me, think it should because they're easier to tie and catch better - salt and fresh [...]

March 24, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Kung Fu Crab

Here we have very simple instructions for tying the Kung Fu Crab. The KFC is yummy goodness to species ranging from bonefish, to permit, to stripers. [...]

March 15, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Faux Bucktail is more durable and less buoyant

There are certainly times where glorious bucktail buoyancy is what the doctor ordered and others when we have no need for that property in that marvelous material. [...]

March 10, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Flats Fly

They land soft, sink a little bit and move well in the water to create a life like shrimpy critter. I don't go bonefishing without them in the box. I like olive, tan and pink. [...]

March 7, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Murica Merkin

Check out this easy to follow recipe for an adaptation of the holy grail of permit flies, Del Browns Merkin Crab. The Murica Merkin is perfect for many species. [...]

February 28, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Florida Keys, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide