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Tying the Velcro Crab

Tying the Velcro Crab If you are like me, you are a little obsessed with packing multiple different crab patterns in your fly box. In my current list of favorites are the raghead crab, the kung fu crab, the venerable [...]

February 5, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Swimming Caddis Pupa

This fly imitates the the stage of the caddis as it emerges and makes its way to the surface. Many caddisflies meet their maker during this stage, making this pattern extremely effective. [...]

January 17, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Candy Corn Crawler

The Candy Corn Crawler really resembles Borski's fur shrimp in a lot of ways but has some different design components as well. [...]

November 19, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Bulkhead Deceiver

The beauty of this particular pattern is that it has more mass in the front of the fly so it pushes more water and sinks slowly with a "beautiful tubular silouette." [...]

October 30, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Carp Crack, a fly pattern that plays well on gameday

The fly pattern Jean-Paul Lipton created, Carp Crack, first appeared in “Orvis Beginner Guide to Carp Flies” in 2015. I think it’s an 8 sleeper fly.    [...]

August 28, 2018 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Tying the Snow Runner Deceiver

Snow Runner is a natural fiber used commonly by Brits for salmon, steelhead and pike flies but it also has great characteristics for saltwater streamer patterns. [...]

August 22, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Morrish Mouse

While there are a ton of great mouse patterns out there, the Morrish Mouse is tried and true and is a pretty easy tie. [...]

August 6, 2018 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

I have only heard of tyers using their version of portable tying kits on trips, but when in NZ, guides did tie flies at the stream, but no tools were needed! [...]

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

At The Vise: The simple and effective flatwing deceiver

I love using flat wing patterns when stripers are on sand eels. When tied correctly, they have a movement that is unmatched. [...]

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

At The Vise: Shad dart simplicity

In this video Tony Torrence of Caddisflyshop.com demonstrates how to tie a proven shad fly. Shad are a blast to catch on rivers in the springtime. [...]

May 1, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos