Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Fly Tying" Tag

At The Vise: Quill Body Micro Stone

This is a great little stone pattern with just enough flash to be enticing but plenty of natural appeal as well. [...]

January 10, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

How to cast around it

To cast around an obstruction like a piling, mangroves, jut of land, or log is a must know skill, but it’s straightforward. You’ve probably done it by mistake but didn't know it [...]

January 5, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Colorado Fly Works’ Pueblo Vise

Colorado Fly Works has married form, function and style to create a full rotary vise that provides an exquisite tying experience. Made with a conscience in the USA. [...]

January 4, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Gear Review, Slide

The jigging hook and the bead

A unique jigging hook makes getting a fly deep, quickly a reality. It also adds to catch power, makes tying much easier and speeds up production with not too much added cost [...]

January 4, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Freshwater fly patterns without borders

There are lots of best flies lists. But the best fly for a specific species in a particular region of the world may be useless when called upon to play elsewhere - fishing for anything [...]

December 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: Denver Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show has become the season launcher. It kicks off in Denver, Colorado on January 5th. [...]

December 26, 2017 RECENT, Slide

A cerebral approach to fly fishing

Knowing just exactly what the makeup of aquatic life is in the water is another piece of the “cerebral” puzzle. [...]

December 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Ruben Martin’s Austroperlidae

Echoing the Czech Nymph stylings, this stonefly looks amazing in the box and in the water. [...]

December 14, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

The seemingly magical properties of Zelon

Zelon’s potential has been realized as wings and nymph case shucks on tiny trout flies and has found a myriad of other uses as well. [...]

December 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

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