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The lowly hook is huge when it’s, “Fish on!”

Buying cheap brandless hooks made in Asia does not always work out well. You'll be better-served buying hooks at your local fly shop [...]

October 16, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying #11 – Woolly Bugger 

Some anglers believe the Woolly Bugger, tied in its original way and its many alternatives catch more fish than any fly ever invented [...]

November 29, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #10 the Woolly Worm

The simplest fly patterns, especially terrestrials never seem to fail a fly fisher, and patterns like the Wooly Worm are good to go year round [...]

October 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #9 Enhanced Chenille Caterpillar

Enhancing a simple hook tied fly like a basic green chenille caterpillar has remarkable results. Just by adding a little tail coloration seems to profoundly affect interest from trout bass and panfish [...]

October 4, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Anatomy of a fish hook, the oft overlooked details

Hook comparison charts are confusing and inaccurate. The “hook” industry does not have standardization so conversion charts come up pretty lame [...]

February 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Review: A Structured Course in Fly Tying by Steve Hudson

A Structured Course in Fly Tying teaches the practical aspects of fly tying, one technique at a time, on your timetable with master tyer, Steve Hudson. [...]

August 18, 2015 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide