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The fly you tied is unique; it’s your portable magic

The image is a screenshot from McFLy Angler – Fishing and Fly Tying (see video). The video shows the fly, called a Keeled Minnow Streamer, catches trouts, so it does... [...]

June 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Is ‘on the road again’ fly tying for you?

doable. I’ve had run-ins with fly tying kits: gifts for grandkids, nieces, nephews, and friends wanting to try fly tying, as well as, for my use. Cabela’s Standard Fly Tying... [...]

June 7, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Gear Review: Loon Fly Tying Tool Kit – Ergo

By Andrew Derr I recently acquired the Loon Fly Tying Tool Kit featuring the Ergo Arrow Point Scissors, Ergo All Purpose Scissors, Ergo Bobbin, Ergo Bodkin, Ergo Whip Finisher, Ergo... [...]

June 5, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

The Duncan Loop and a spat about it

...I didn’t see it.   Here are the drawings and following comments about tying the Duncan Loop, which points to the flaw – seating the knot. The Controversy as it... [...]

May 24, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Industry News: International Fly Fishing Fair & FishFest

...skills and knowledge in the areas of tying, casting, fly fishing and conservation,” said Zickler. “FFI’s Women Connect Group will host a three-day beginner’s tying workshop, a three-day intermediate tying... [...]

May 23, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, Slide

Opinion: Buy or tie tube flies and catch Mo Betta

Tying flies on a tube versus tying on a hook is not a skill leaping issue; there are none. The only differences are using more thread, and no hook while... [...]

May 22, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

May the knots be with you

...in this video. Featured Image: “Tying one on” – Fly fishing on the Crooked Wild and Scenic River, near the Big Bend Campground, June 11, 2017, by Greg Shine, BLM.... [...]

May 22, 2018 RECENT, Slide

A fly for all seasons: sculpin

The activity of tying your own flies has been determined to have a positive effect on the state of your mental health; you get off the self-stress bus.... [...]

May 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: The simple and effective flatwing deceiver

...stripers and many other species from a size 2 to a size 3/0. We use them frequently on the flats as well as in deep water applications. More tying Videos…... [...]

May 15, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Show them a segmented worm and let it squirm

Tying leech flies does not get any easier except maybe for a worm pattern. Better, tie an articulated leech pattern on a tube - it will swim perfectly.... [...]

May 10, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics