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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

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

At The Vise: Articulated Gonga Streamer

The articulated Gonga Streamer is part wooly bugger, part muddler and sports two hooks. Think large brown trout hugging the banks during high water. [...]

June 6, 2017 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

Orvis – How to reinvent a 160 year old fly fishing company

If you don’t think that Orvis – long known for fly rods, Nantucket Red pants and patterned dog beds -- has changed, just ask a seasoned Montana fly fishing guide [...]

May 18, 2017 Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Shops, Gear, News, Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

In fly fishing, men are not equal to women

Except for innate strength, women guides are at no disadvantage to men, especially in the more crucially important areas of communication and attitude [...]

May 10, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Raghead Crab

These instructions are easy to follow and execute, and take the confusion out of the equation. Now, getting a permit to commit to eating it is another story... [...]

May 9, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Getting into fly tying the easy way

When you start this sport, the $3 per fly might not seem a lot to you, but over the time you surely realized, how quickly flies get eaten by bushes and trees, [...]

May 5, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: Stickleback Zonker

This Stickleback Zonker is a winning pattern. Rabbit zonker strips create a movement and bulk in the water that says "protein" to hungry fish. [...]

May 5, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide