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The best flies for winter fishing

If you head out to our local waters to fish in the coming weeks, be sure your fly box is well stocked with the following patterns to avoid common pitfalls. [...]

March 20, 2017 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Kung Fu Crab

Here we have very simple instructions for tying the Kung Fu Crab. The KFC is yummy goodness to species ranging from bonefish, to permit, to stripers. [...]

March 15, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Faux Bucktail is more durable and less buoyant

There are certainly times where glorious bucktail buoyancy is what the doctor ordered and others when we have no need for that property in that marvelous material. [...]

March 10, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Flats Fly

They land soft, sink a little bit and move well in the water to create a life like shrimpy critter. I don't go bonefishing without them in the box. I like olive, tan and pink. [...]

March 7, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Murica Merkin

Check out this easy to follow recipe for an adaptation of the holy grail of permit flies, Del Browns Merkin Crab. The Murica Merkin is perfect for many species. [...]

February 28, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Florida Keys, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Senyo Laser Dub Streamer

Senyo's Laser Dub is a useful material that was introduced to me a few years back and impressed me instantly for it's ability to shape streamer bodies. [...]

January 31, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Openings: Catskill Fly Tying, The Art of Artifice

The Art of Artifice: A Photographic Exploration of the Catskill Fly Tyer’s Craft will take place at the Catskill Center from January 28 through March 18. [...]

January 27, 2017 At The Vise, Calendar Reminder, FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Tying Kelly Galloup’s Goober Midge

Here we have Kelly Galloup's effective little attractor pattern, the Goober Midge, which imitates a little caddis or midge fly. It is tied in thirds... [...]

January 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: MSU Foam Hopper

The MSU Foam Hopper is a versatile fly that can be fished as both a hopper and a caddis depending on the size and color you choose to tie it in. [...]

January 12, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Hollow flye is an ideal herring pattern

Bob Popovics has influenced more predator fly tyers than arguably any other modern fly tyer. One of his greatest contributions is the hollow flye technique. [...]

December 26, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide