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Browsing the "Fly Tying" Tag

News: Goverment pest control putting NZ streams at risk?

Widespread pest control measures undertaken by the government, involving 1080 poison pellets being dropped aerially in ‘blanket bombing’ into around 25 large areas of New Zealand’s South Island [...]

November 18, 2014 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Book Review: “Redfish Flies” by Drew Chicone

A few days ago, after being skunked by redfish tailers, I went to the bench with Drew’s Redfish Flies book and splayed it open to Pine Island Ice Tea. [...]

November 10, 2014 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Series: Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing

This profile is specifically for the Dan Bailey Shop in Livingston and Sigrid Barnes at Barnes’ West Yellowstone shop. The West Yellowstone shop and Dan Bailey's fly shop were the first [...]

October 31, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing, Slide

News: Finally, Savannah gets in the game

What a shock when I google-searched "fly shops Savannah" only to find that the closest fly shops were in Augusta, Jacksonville or Atlanta - nothing even nearby. Unbelievable! [...]

October 29, 2014 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Spinning deer hair flies just got easier

Always buy clean, quality deer hair that’s long enough to spin. Also be sure to use a strong thread. Weak thread will break off and thread that's too rigid can make controlling the hair difficult. [...]

September 25, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Video Roundup: Florida Flood, Stoke, and Fran’s Ausable Wullf

Enjoy another eclectic Video Roundup. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do. They are a ton of fun for us to sift through. Anything you deem worthy of our roundup, please let us know. [...]

September 12, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Video Roundup, Videos

Fly Tying: If it eats crabs, it will eat the CCT Permit Fly

The CCT BodyFiber makes the fly, made by Cascade Crest Tools, you simply wrap the fly, tie it off and trim. Be sure to use sufficient cement to secure the material to the shank [...]

September 10, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Fluff befitting a tarpon or snook

The wing material undulates enticingly, and due to its clipped deer hair head, it not only suspends, but can be stripped to push a wake at the surface— [...]

September 2, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

The Series: Important women in the history of fly fishing; Hallie Thompson Galaise

Orvis was purchased by Dudley “Duckie” Corkran in 1939 when Galaise was one of only two employees on the payroll. [...]

August 29, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing, Slide

Fly Tying: Tie the Crazy Charlie, a fly with a long history

Charlie Smith, now 78, was the first Bahamian to own a bone fishing lodge. It was called Charlie’s Haven, it was on the water’s edge in Behring Point, Andros. [...]

August 14, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide