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Industry News: Statistics from 2018 Fly Fishing Shows

...and accessories. • 31% had plans to buy something specific. • 22% buy fly-tying materials. • 19% plan a vacation or trip. Other reasons given: • Seeing and speaking with... [...]

April 25, 2018 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Tippet rings and tapered leaders, the “Odd Coupling”

...with a tapered leader in its original state. Do all your rigging at your tying bench at home. Take the leader out of its sleeve, snip it off a foot... [...]

April 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Jimmy Albright’s namesake knot still reigns

...While this Albright Knot will not be needed for catching trouts or panfish, it’s useful when confronted with tying line types that are either a different diameter or material.... [...]

April 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Ruben Martin’s Prince Nymph

...says. My tying falls into the McGuane belief that “Fish are suspicious of perfect imitations of the naturals.” I never have to worry about perfect anything tying because my imitations... [...]

April 16, 2018 RECENT, Slide

McGuane, “Fish are suspicious of perfect imitations . . .”

...his purring pillow. In The Longest Silence, Thomas McGuane’s chapter on fly tying is a classic. It’s title commonplace, Tying Flies – one of 33 titled stories in that famous... [...]

April 13, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Better rigging is worth the price of learning

...than surgeons’ knots; it is much slimmer. And with a little repetitive tying easy to tie. Tim Flagler, Tightline Productions, shows in his inimitable way, how to tie it to... [...]

April 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Bonefish Bitter

...provides perfect instructions here. I first fished the bitters in the Seychelles in 2007 and have been packing it in my bonefish box ever since. More tying videos…  ... [...]

April 4, 2018 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Crawdads: Trout love em’ and we love em’

...added to manifoldly if they eat that “thing.” Tying and excuses Fly tyers like me, without the professional skill of tying exactly, without the patience of tying exactly, without the... [...]

March 27, 2018 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Mackerel Mylar Crease Fly

...work. In Rupert’s word’s: Joe Blados designed one killer fly, the tying part is simple! I say tying but most of the fly is model making. A common misconception is... [...]

March 20, 2018 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Furry foam crab fly

...pass up. This particular pattern, tied here by Jesse Males, is very simple to tie and effective on a number of species. This video displays the tying of a smaller... [...]

March 9, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide