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Industry News: RIO Products Launches Flies 

RIO Products’ Simon Gawesworth, Far Bank Enterprises (Sage, RIO, Redington) didn’t move into the “Flies” business on a two beer whim. They mean it. [...]

July 10, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

What is it about this fly called Chewie?

Although we have no certifiable catch information regarding this Chewie fly, like trouts, stripers, largemouth bass, and saltwater animals - we believe in it. [...]

June 27, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The briny flats without a Merkin? Never

No one goes to the Bahamas without Del’s Merkin Crab flies. Sophisticated bonefish and permit anglers have won tournaments using ONLY that pattern. [...]

June 19, 2018 RECENT, Slide

The fly you tied is unique; it’s your portable magic

The natural distraction when tying flies is to think like a fish, which is both impossible and harmlessly monomaniacal, and enjoyable as such. [...]

June 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Not a great fly tyer or fly fisher? Go Worms! They work

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

June 14, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Is ‘on the road again’ fly tying for you?

I have only heard of tyers using their version of portable tying kits on trips, but when in NZ, guides did tie flies at the stream, but no tools were needed! [...]

June 7, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Gear Review: Loon Fly Tying Tool Kit – Ergo

If you are looking for a gift for Father's Day, this Loon Tool Kit is one of those extravagances that any tyer will appreciate. [...]

June 5, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Chattahoochee Trout, the ‘Compleat Anglers’ playbook

There are books we review, books for our bookshelves, books for our coffee table, and then there is a book to keep in the truck, like Chattahoochee Trout [...]

May 25, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry News: International Fly Fishing Fair & FishFest

A strong attendance at last year's Fair and FishFest hints the same popularity for this year's Fly Fishing Fair & FishFest in angling waters surrounded Boise, ID [...]

May 23, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, Slide

Opinion: Buy or tie tube flies and catch Mo Betta

Tying flies on a tube versus tying on a hook is not a skill leaping issue; there are none. The only differences are using more thread, and no hook while tying. [...]

May 22, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide