Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Fly Tying" Tag

At The Vise: The genius of the dubbing loop

A dubbing loop is created by bringing the thread around the hook shank to create a loop into which you can place your material. [...]

December 12, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Try it. You’re gonna like the way it looks

The Zelon Musk midge fly is made distinguishable by one unique, little-used material; white, micro Zelon fibers. [...]

December 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Baby Damsel

When trout are focused on small immature damsels and scuds the Baby Damsel is a personal favorite. [...]

December 7, 2017 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

One fly fisherman’s holiday wish list

Here are some of the really cool items that have caught my eye and that would be hugely welcomed when the holidays roll around. [...]

December 6, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Gadgets, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying #11 – Woolly Bugger 

Some anglers believe the Woolly Bugger, tied in its original way and its many alternatives catch more fish than any fly ever invented [...]

November 29, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

All pescados love this leech

A leech, like this Balanced Leech-CBO pattern by Phil Rowley, will harvest year in and year out in saltwater and freshwater. [...]

November 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Profile: Henry Cowen, Georgia carpin’

Fly fishing for carp has long past new rage animal to cast to, but there are still many pages to be learned about this fish that is more like a redfish than bonefish [...]

November 22, 2017 Fly Fishing, Profile, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: The good old Gotcha

The Gotcha is one of the old shrimpy, "crustaciafied" standards that is tried and true and has never gone out of fashion. [...]

November 21, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Atlantic salmon and two-legged migration

The Margaree has not been immune to the troubles. Recent measures of habitat restoration and mandated catch-and-release are helping. [...]

November 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tsui River, the coho are still arriving

By October, most lodges in AK have boarded up, but the silvers are still coming, and the steelies are just starting their runs. An adventurous angler would find Valhalla [...]

November 16, 2017 RECENT, Slide