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It has a horror movie name, but it’s a great fly

Tim Flagler can make any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water. This Egg Sucking Leech pattern is a killer fly and easy to tie. [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

There isn’t a single good reason to not fish tube flies

Taking the step into tube fly tying couldn't cost more than $25 to $40. All feathers and fur are the same tying techniques. [...]

October 16, 2018 RECENT, Slide

The lowly hook is huge when it’s, “Fish on!”

Buying cheap brandless hooks made in Asia does not always work out well. You'll be better-served buying hooks at your local fly shop [...]

October 16, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: Steve Flanagan’s “blue light” Soft Spoon Fly

A spoon, like jigged lure/fly, can be swum at any depth or kinds of locomotion and speeds making a versatile attractor. [...]

October 9, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Start fly tying; you’re gonna’ like the way you fish

Today, there are several so-called fly tying kits out there - many are so good they could serve as your principal and only tying tools. [...]

October 5, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Just like in cooking, the best tool is your hands

Tying off a fly by hand far outweighs the use of a whip finishing tool. The benefit is speed. [...]

October 4, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Pennsylvania’s Fly Fishing Legend Charlie Meck Passes Away

"Without Charlie’s support, advice, and constant encouragement, I don’t believe I would have ever had a professional fly fishing career." [...]

September 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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