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Fly Tying: If it eats crabs, it will eat the CCT Permit Fly

The CCT BodyFiber makes the fly, made by Cascade Crest Tools, you simply wrap the fly, tie it off and trim. Be sure to use sufficient cement to secure the material to the shank [...]

September 10, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Fluff befitting a tarpon or snook

The wing material undulates enticingly, and due to its clipped deer hair head, it not only suspends, but can be stripped to push a wake at the surface— [...]

September 2, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Tie the Crazy Charlie, a fly with a long history

Charlie Smith, now 78, was the first Bahamian to own a bone fishing lodge. It was called Charlie’s Haven, it was on the water’s edge in Behring Point, Andros. [...]

August 14, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Making “candies” easy, quick and perfect

Surf candies are as good as it gets most days in the surf in South Florida, local canals, spillways and salt marshes, lakes, impoundments and rivers. [...]

August 7, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: EP Game Changer articulated streamer fly

The folks at Flymen Fishing Company have created another awesome product in the Fish Skull Articulated Shank. Here are simple tying instructions. [...]

August 1, 2014 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Monday Gear Review: Watch your fly swim in the comfort of your home

Fish Skull Fly Tester allows you to watch close up exactly how that new pattern you designed and tied will maneuver in the big show. [...]

July 14, 2014 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Reminder: Want to indulge your fly fishing problem?

Near Islamorada? Captains Craig Brewer, Drew Moret, and Camp Walker twist their favorite flies tonight. Cast with Steve Rajeff tomorrow. [...]

February 20, 2014 Fly Tying, RECENT, Reminder, Slide

News: Somerset Fly Fishing Show 2014 in the books

The show is a really cool celebration of the sport... with every manufacturer, celebrity and tyer you could think of all under one roof. [...]

January 29, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Show, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Don Reed – Crazy Charlie history and recipe

You have to take the two Prime Ministers fishing... so I went to the drawing board and invented the Crazy Charlie Fly... [...]

January 28, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Steve Farrar Baitfish

This baitfish pattern is brilliant in its simplicity. This versatile pattern is easy to tie utilizing soft heads, lead wire, and Steve Farrar Blend. [...]

January 28, 2014 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide