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Tying Tenkara – Heresy in the making?

Tenkara has drawn vilifying fire. Obviously from those wanting things the way they think they should be - anything new to them is unacceptable. [...]

March 22, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tenkara, Tips & Tactics, Videos

The Kreelex Fly: It is ugly and a killer

The Kreelex fly was intended initially to tame smallmouth bass, but it turned out to be just as likely pounded by carp or pike. [...]

January 7, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Permit are hard to entice. This rudimentary crab fly has fans

Hungry tailers, great crab pattern, perfect cast, good fly movement, moving to it... eat, eat, eat! Nope, just another picky Trachinotus falcatus [...]

November 26, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Candy Corn Crawler

The Candy Corn Crawler really resembles Borski's fur shrimp in a lot of ways but has some different design components as well. [...]

November 19, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Fly Tying: Is the Articulated Brahma better than a Wooly Bugger?

"I set out to improve on the fly, and make it better for a wider range of fish species by giving it more movement in the water," McFly explains. [...]

November 13, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

I love bugs, let me count the ways

Hatches and boils, drakes and paolo worms, trouts and tarpon - these are all things we should expect to witness. Protect your future, vote. [...]

November 6, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Tying the Snow Runner Deceiver

Snow Runner is a natural fiber used commonly by Brits for salmon, steelhead and pike flies but it also has great characteristics for saltwater streamer patterns. [...]

August 22, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Not a great fly tyer or fly fisher? Go Worms! They work

Worms come in as many lengths, shapes, thicknesses - segmented or tubular - as you could imagine. One thing, fish, eat them without reservation. [...]

June 14, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Is ‘on the road again’ fly tying for you?

I have only heard of tyers using their version of portable tying kits on trips, but when in NZ, guides did tie flies at the stream, but no tools were needed! [...]

June 7, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Gear Review: Loon Fly Tying Tool Kit – Ergo

If you are looking for a gift for Father's Day, this Loon Tool Kit is one of those extravagances that any tyer will appreciate. [...]

June 5, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide