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Is the Prince the best nymph?

It is an extremely effective attractor pattern. Hey, the Prince Nymph looks like “nothing” alive or dead, but it could be the best fly ever. [...]

September 4, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Carp Crack, a fly pattern that plays well on gameday

The fly pattern Jean-Paul Lipton created, Carp Crack, first appeared in “Orvis Beginner Guide to Carp Flies” in 2015. I think it’s an 8 sleeper fly.    [...]

August 28, 2018 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Tying the Snow Runner Deceiver

Snow Runner is a natural fiber used commonly by Brits for salmon, steelhead and pike flies but it also has great characteristics for saltwater streamer patterns. [...]

August 22, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Morrish Mouse

While there are a ton of great mouse patterns out there, the Morrish Mouse is tried and true and is a pretty easy tie. [...]

August 6, 2018 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Art Lee, fly fishing virtuoso, writer, dies at 76

In 1982, Lee invited former President Jimmy Carter to accompany to go salmon-fishing in Canada. Carter is known as the best "Potus" fly caster/fisher. [...]

August 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: Boise Fish Fest August 7 – August 11, 2018

The Fish Fest, organized by the International Fy Fishers, couldn’t be held at a more “fishy” venue than Idaho. It’s worth the trip. Pack your gear. [...]

August 1, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Ruben Martin vuela pescados del retén

Ruben Martin's fly tying videos con música o en español are easy to follow and every pattern that I've tied and fished with has súplica de los pescados [...]

July 12, 2018 RECENT, Slide

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