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Tim Flagler Ties The Mop Hopper

Tying Tim Flagler's Mop Hopper is easy, but paying attention to how he deals with legs makes it so - his tip can be transported to other flies. [...]

September 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The captain asked, “Do you know how to swim that fly?”

I didn't read how important swimming a fly is. I watched good anglers. They are always focused on swimming their fly for any fish - pond to ocean. [...]

September 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry News: Dr. Slick’s new Razor Scissors

Anybody who has tied flies for more than a week knows who Dr Slick is and owns at least one tool. A Dr Slick product is on every tiers bench. [...]

September 5, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Is the Prince the best nymph?

It is an extremely effective attractor pattern. Hey, the Prince Nymph looks like “nothing” alive or dead, but it could be the best fly ever. [...]

September 4, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

Art Lee, fly fishing virtuoso, writer, dies at 76

In 1982, Lee invited former President Jimmy Carter to accompany to go salmon-fishing in Canada. Carter is known as the best "Potus" fly caster/fisher. [...]

August 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: Boise Fish Fest August 7 – August 11, 2018

The Fish Fest, organized by the International Fy Fishers, couldn’t be held at a more “fishy” venue than Idaho. It’s worth the trip. Pack your gear. [...]

August 1, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Ruben Martin vuela pescados del retén

Ruben Martin's fly tying videos con música o en español are easy to follow and every pattern that I've tied and fished with has súplica de los pescados [...]

July 12, 2018 RECENT, Slide