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Beginner Fly Tying: #1 The Vise

Steve's teaching methods ground newcomers in every tying maneuver that will ever be called on to tie a fly. It's mastering those techniques that matter most [...]

June 23, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry News: Jim Murphy chosen as Winston’s new SM

Jim Murphy set to take over sales for the most iconic of fly rod builders in the industry, R.L. Winston Rods. His Sales Manager duties will include Bauer Reels [...]

June 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Events: Norman Maclean Festival

This year's festival features dozens of Montana writers that have followed in Maclean's footsteps, including William Kittredge, Thomas McGuane, and Pete Fromm. [...]

June 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly line, how it’s made

A thoughtful chosen fly line will produce results that improve or maximize the performance of the fly rod. This choice can make or break an outfit. [...]

June 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Get better at casting now with Commando Heads

Fly fishing is fun no matter the difficulty of presenting the fly, but most are "good" with better and easier. If that's where you're at, think OPST [...]

June 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

By abdicating, we become irresponsible stewards

Outdoors folks of every stripe are being eviscerated by resentments Trump holds for any environmental progress previously made [...]

June 5, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Thoughts on Litter Louts

Those who trash your river, beach, national park, public lands, and national monuments are on the rise. Grass roots cleanup groups need to grow their numbers as well. [...]

June 5, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: The art of the articulated fly

One note of interest, Chad Bryson has been at the tying business for years, and like Kelley Galloup, he’s come up things that eliminate BS. [...]

May 31, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Amazon’s biggest fish on a fly

The arapaima is in sharp decline in some areas of South America. Establishing Preserves, conservation, and eco-tourism have improved matters [...]

May 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Shops, Slide