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Browsing the "Fly Tying" Tag

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

Another killer, easy to tie mop fly that “catches”

To tie mop flies by the box full, go to Wall Mart's car cleaning accessories section and get a hundred year supply of mop noodles for under $10 [...]

March 9, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Where did the best fly ever invented come from?

So many stories, so many memories, and I was blessed to spend them with who I believe is one of the greatest fly fisherman to fish the waters of Pennsylvania, Russell Blessing [...]

March 2, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

Anatomy of a fish hook, the oft overlooked details

Hook comparison charts are confusing and inaccurate. The “hook” industry does not have standardization so conversion charts come up pretty lame [...]

February 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Foam Flies: Moving water and here to stay

This fly "gurgles" when pulled through the water [...]

February 16, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Industry News: With passion, Umpqua Feather Merchants turns 45

Umpqua is collaborating with Trout Unlimited and the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska to raise $45,000 to help conserve and restore key salmon and trout habitat [...]

February 3, 2017 Industry News, RECENT, scroll

Fly Tying: Make mine worms said the fishes

Worms come in as many lengths, shapes, thicknesses - segmented or tubular - as you could imagine. One thing, fish eat them without reservation [...]

February 3, 2017 FEATURE STORY, 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