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Wooly Bugger: The most famous fly of all time?

Someone once said that the Woolly Bugger should be banned from some watersheds. Its effectiveness is that it looks like so many aquatic offerings. [...]

July 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

An easier way – using two vises

If you're looking for an easier, faster way to tie an articulated fly - try using two vises. You can connect the hooks via braided line, mono or wire [...]

July 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Leeches catch more fish

Fly tying leeches does not get any easier except maybe for a worm pattern. Better, tie an articulated leech pattern on a tube - it will swim perfectly [...]

July 17, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Simple, know crabs to catch bones

For many, the bonefish is the ultimate flats game fish. Its dwindling habitats are the direct result of overdevelopment and irresponsible governance [...]

June 29, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Every which way to finish a fly

If your just a hand finisher, then here is a chance learn the tools. If you think hand finishing is for pros only, think again. It’s the fastest of all the finishing techniques. [...]

June 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Fly tyers catch a break

You might well be a grand gander not know the difference, value, and purpose of fly tying’s most expensive feathers found on hens and roosters [...]

June 26, 2017 RECENT, Slide

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

Tips & Tactics: Start and finish with terrestrials

Terrestrials have their arrival dates just like bugs do - beetles, crickets, grasshoppers - mayfly, caddis and so on. One land-based insect is always in play; ants [...]

June 22, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: The Adams knows no home

In The Riffle airs some of the very best fly tying videos. If you're stuck on how to tie a particular pattern, search it on that site. Or try Tim Flagler or Jay Nichols and search their sites [...]

June 20, 2017 At The Vise, Flies, RECENT, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying – Starts Friday

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 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide