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Beginner Fly Tying: #6 – Thread handling basics

...got to put the tying hook in your vise. A properly mounted hook makes the “thread” part of things much easier to handle. The hook should be mounted so that... [...]

August 29, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Brown Trout: The Angler’s Notepad

...of stay or go to sea is also Darwinian – survival of the species. The Liberator, a monster articulated fly sits just finished Chad’s tying vise – ready to go... [...]

August 23, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Morrish Hopper Fly

This is another stellar pattern and instructional video from the guys at In The Riffle. August is good time for chucking hoppers at the stream banks. The Morrish... [...]

August 16, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Beginner Fly Tying: #5 – The matter of hooks

The matter of hooks by Steve Hudson, Editor-At-Large Last time, we looked at head cement. It’s the glue that helps hold everything together once you tie a fly.... [...]

August 14, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Tying a March Brown with Barry Ord Clarke

The full tutorial for one of the true classic wet flies that works just about anywhere its fished. The famous Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjoft Nansen said ” Give... [...]

August 10, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At the Vise: Black marabou leech – hook or tube

Jim Bartelt, Southern Wisconsin Trout Unlimited, ties this black all marabou leech on a hook, but tying it on a tube has the advantages of being tied faster... [...]

July 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #3 – The all-important bobbin

...An essential tool: The all-important bobbin by Steve Hudson, Editor-At- Large Next to your tying vise, the most important tool on your fly tying bench will be your bobbin.... [...]

July 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

An easier way – using two vises

...this video Jay Nichols demonstrates two quick ways to setup for tying an articulated fly pattern. To make it work you’ll have to use your good vise and a spare... [...]

July 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #2 – Four other essential tools

...tying tool – the tying vise. However, there are several other important tools you’ll want on your bench. That’s what we’ll look at now. Scissors Every fly tyer needs a... [...]

July 7, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Every which way to finish a fly

T im Cammisa’s Finishing Techniques for Fly Tying video may not be the best finishing how-to video if you want to get picky. For example, Tim Flagler’s whip... [...]

June 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide