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At The Vise: Krill Clouser Minnow

This excellent adaptation of an old classic pattern, the Clouser Minnow, innovates using badger hair to create an excellent Krill imitation. [...]

November 8, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Uncategorized, Videos

At The Vise: Realistic medical glove body wasp fly

The secrets to it's uncanny realism are demonstrated clearly in this simple and concise video. The use of "unorthadox" materials is innovative if not ingenious. [...]

November 1, 2016 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Albie Whore

Invented by East End angler and fly tyer, Richard Reagan, the albie whore is an attractor pattern that can illicit strikes when matching the hatch just won't work. [...]

October 18, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At the Vise: Barr’s Meat Whistle

Barr’s Meat Whistle is tied on a jig hook and is meant to be fished slow, near the bottom. The Barr’s Meat Whistle imitates a crayfish, leech or sucker minnow. [...]

October 11, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: A shrimp pattern you should serve

Rueben Martin is not yet a household name but in the upper echelons of world-view fly tying, he is. His dexterity, innovations in both technique and material attest to his tying community recognition [...]

October 5, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Big Bastard Baitfish

The fly can be tied in and endless array of colors and allows you to mimic a variety of saltwater and freshwater baitfish. Great fly for big predatory fish. [...]

September 29, 2016 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Fly Tying: Chuck Kraft’s CK Express Bug, a fly for all seasons

Chuck Kraft is a true life-long fly angling contributor who willingly shares his knowledge. He is also a dedicated conservationist, teacher, fly tying and fly rod design innovator. [...]

September 26, 2016 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Fly Tying: If there is a terrestrial ribeye, it might be a cricket

Late summer and early fall are a great time for terrestrials. Ants the easiest to tie and deadly, but never leave home without a cricket. This one by Tim Flagler "catches." [...]

September 20, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: The quick and effective Crease Fly

Every fly fisherman should have a handful of creases in his arsenal. Tie them in white and use sharpies to color them as needed... Every fly fisherman should have a handful of creases in his arsenal. Tie them in white and [...]

September 16, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: For those of us voting for Redfish in any election

We think that ‘root beer’ and ‘nappy fibers' create their own legion of gamefish followers ... not limited solely to redfish, seatrout and snook. [...]

August 23, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos