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Beginner Fly Tying: #4 – A place to keep your tools

Steve Hudson'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 matters most [...]

August 4, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At the Vise: Black marabou leech – hook or tube

This black marabou leech has significant attractor value. When tying them, make the tails in big, short clumps, so they'll be "fat". [...]

July 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #3 – The all-important bobbin

This wonderfully simple little device holds and tensions tying thread while at the same time giving you great control. [...]

July 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

It’s all about how you wiggle the worm

Equally as important as tying a fly that swims right is the ability of the angler to impart the correct action to swim it just right. [...]

July 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fishing with big streamers

Chad Johnson has been tying the big streamer patterns he refers to for years - try em.' They’ll light up big ass trout in your home water, too. [...]

July 25, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Reminder: AMFF Annual Fly Fishing Festival

The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s Fly Fishing Festival is fun for the whole family. If you’re nearby, go. You’ll be glad you did [...]

July 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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