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At The Vise: Why we tie our own flies

The coup de grâce of satisfaction - you’re catching fish on you own tied flies when your friend humbly asks, “Hey, buddy, can you spare one of those?” [...]

June 8, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Articulated Gonga Streamer

The articulated Gonga Streamer is part wooly bugger, part muddler and sports two hooks. Think large brown trout hugging the banks during high water. [...]

June 6, 2017 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Raghead Crab

These instructions are easy to follow and execute, and take the confusion out of the equation. Now, getting a permit to commit to eating it is another story... [...]

May 9, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Stickleback Zonker

This Stickleback Zonker is a winning pattern. Rabbit zonker strips create a movement and bulk in the water that says "protein" to hungry fish. [...]

May 5, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Damselfly Booby

We never hit the stillwater without some boobies. This one is a winner and never gets left behind when lake fishing from the Adirondacks to the Rockies. [...]

April 7, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Ozark legend, Davy Wooton, has a border crossing hit-man fly

Although Wooton's Shad Fly had a parochial origin, Missouri/Ozarks, it can travel to where you live and out-catch your best tie for carp, snook, reds, bass and, of course, shad [...]

April 4, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Lefty Kreh on dry flies and nymphs that travel well

New water doesn't always mean flies you're familiar with won't sell to the local trout. Lefty's list DOES travel and catches trout, just pay attention to sizes [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: The underestimated value of thread

So, what is the best tying thread? Thread, fly tying thread or any thread, holds it all together - do you have the best thread to secure the pattern? [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

At The Vise: March Brown Emerger… emerging soon.

The March Brown is perhaps the most famous of the British mayflies and one of the first major hatches on many streams here in the US every Spring. [...]

March 27, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Time to hit the tube…

Tube tying has not caught on to the point of having gone viral, but some, like me, think it should because they're easier to tie and catch better - salt and fresh [...]

March 24, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide