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At The Vise: The McPhail Pink Bug – a stellar little caddis pattern

The Pink Bug is a slick little pattern that can be tied in a variety of sizes and colors. Davie McPhail's patterns look beautiful and work well. [...]

April 20, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Uncategorized, Videos

Feature: Part 3 of 3 – Andy Mill on “Feeding the Animal”

In this story on advanced fly fishing for adult tarpon, we’ll continue to draw on Andy Mill's hard earned knowledge. [...]

April 6, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Spot

Feature: Part 2 of 3 – Andy Mill on “Feeding the Animal”

Andy Mill knows as much about tarpon catching as anyone dead or alive. Read the second segment of this most important chapter from his book. [...]

April 1, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Feature: Part 1 of 3 – Andy Mill on “Feeding the Animal”

If you've a passion for tarpon, we can promise you that you'll take away from this single chapter enough to make you a better tarpon angler. [...]

March 30, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Palettes and Pixels: Michael Williams – flies with style…

"My great grandpa and mom fostered my love for drawing and my grandpa Jack introduced me to my love of fishing. I became obsessed..." [...]

March 28, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Profile, Slide, Uncategorized

At The Vise: The Slumpbuster

The Slumpbuster is a stellar streamer that imitates damsels, leeches or sculpins and is useful for many species from trout to bass to pickerel. [...]

March 11, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Fish Facts: The anatomy of a fish. Its eyes and mouth

A fish's feeding profile was determined an eon ago. Knowing your prey's eye position and mouth orientation are markers you should not overlook [...]

September 17, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide

News: 2014 Fly Fishing Show schedule in place

Be sure to get out to one of the stops for great deals on this year's latest gear, books, and materials or to just hang out, drink beer and tie flies with friends. [...]

December 11, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Gear, News, Slide, Uncategorized

At The Vise: Calcavecchia’s Joppa Flats Deceiver

Follow the simple instructions outlined in this video to tie Joe Calcavecchia's favorite striper fly, a glorified Deceiver "responsible for many 40 inch fish" [...]

November 26, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide

Feature: Ordering quality flies direct from overseas?

Now comfortable with Sister Flies, Habil, and his promise to "make good business," I set off on one of the more disappointing and frustrating business transactions I have ever experienced. [...]

September 18, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide, Uncategorized