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Beginner Fly Tying: #7 – Thread handling basics, Part 2

Hudson says that understanding the correct way to attach materials is a critical factor in your future success and enjoyment of fly tying. [...]

September 11, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: The importance of being hook earnest

The hookup percentage was slightly better with J hooks, but J hooks were more prone to being short stuck or thrown. [...]

September 5, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #6 – Thread handling basics

Steve Hudson says that the skill that fly tyers refer to as “starting the thread” is one of the most important fly tying fundamentals [...]

August 29, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tim Flagler goes Zonkers

The CLZ fly is warfare durable, easily diversified (color, size), tube tied friendly, and easy to tie. [...]

August 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Morrish Hopper Fly

August is good time for chucking hoppers at the stream banks. This Morrish Hopper will illicit exciting slurps and strikes.. when fished correctly. [...]

August 16, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Beginner Fly Tying: #5 – The matter of hooks

The “throat” or “bite” of a hook refers to the depth of the bend, measured from the point at which the bend begins on the shank. [...]

August 14, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Tying a March Brown with Barry Ord Clarke

Barry Ord Clarke's tutorial to one of the most useful flies in the classic wet fly arsenal is simple and efficient to tie. [...]

August 10, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

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