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Knots, do-overs, kinky swirls, and the stuff we’re told

Attaching a fly to your tippet is as important as the fly you chose and the water you selected to fish. Don’t rush the job or treat it as a distraction - operator error is why knots fail [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

There isn’t a single good reason to not fish tube flies

Taking the step into tube fly tying couldn't cost more than $25 to $40. All feathers and fur are the same tying techniques. [...]

October 16, 2018 RECENT, Slide

May the knots be with you

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

June 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Is ‘on the road again’ fly tying for you?

I have only heard of tyers using their version of portable tying kits on trips, but when in NZ, guides did tie flies at the stream, but no tools were needed! [...]

June 7, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Is Instagram a PR firm for fly fishing? Numbers say yes

If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Today, if you teach a man to fish or a woman for that matter, they’ll end up on Instagram. [...]

June 4, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Trending in the fly shop near you

No matter the current trend in fly rods, your local fly shop is the best resource. There, you can cast rods and get an authoritative opinion. A local guide is another good source [...]

September 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics