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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

At The Vise: Sculpzilla

This is a nasty streamer that is known to catch some really large fish, plus an easy pattern to tie when broken down into individual steps. [...]

August 12, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Stimulator

The Stimulator was originally developed to imitate a stonefly adult. The Stimulator also emulates a grasshopper, caddis or even large drake mayflies. [...]

July 14, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Uncategorized, Videos

At The Vise: Tim Flagler’s Bully Bluegill Spider

Panfish eat dry flies, wet flies, terrestrials, nymphs, hard faced poppers and foam poppers, and surface or subsurface bait mimics with equal gusto. [...]

July 1, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: The perfect silverside fly

Tied by Jari Koski, this is a very simple and very effective silverside pattern. This can be tied more sparsely and smaller for sand eel representation. [...]

June 30, 2016 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Popovic’s Jiggy

With a more forward weighting than a clouser the cone gives a slightly different action to the classic clouser minnow as well as being more snag resistant. [...]

June 21, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: The Crimp

As Doug McKnight explains in this simple video, he likes to use it when bonefishing in an area where there is a chance of finding permit as well. [...]

June 16, 2016 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos