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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

The fly you tied is unique; it’s your portable magic

The natural distraction when tying flies is to think like a fish, which is both impossible and harmlessly monomaniacal, and enjoyable as such. [...]

June 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Not a great fly tyer or fly fisher? Go Worms! They work

Worms come in as many lengths, shapes, thicknesses - segmented or tubular - as you could imagine. One thing, fish, eat them without reservation. [...]

June 14, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Crayfish are filet mignon with truffle sauce to trouts

Crayfish are not a seasonally sensitive, and they are without borders. This Clouser version of a crayfish works anywhere you fish for trout [...]

February 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Quickest setup to nymph at any depth

Indicators are fly fishing cool, but the Thingamastopper and the Thingamabobber are so much more sensitive - you can react to unfelt mouthing [...]

February 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Creating weedguards

Weed guards have no sex appeal, but they sure get the job done when called for, like around structures, cover, heavy flats cover and popping a fly off a bank or lily pad [...]

December 19, 2017 RECENT, 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

The Fur Ant: When catchin’ is on your mind

The Fur Ant may well be the “Rodney Dangerfield” of flies, but when tied small and fished right it’s one of the deadliest fly patterns ever devised. [...]

August 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Fly tyers catch a break

You might well be a grand gander not know the difference, value, and purpose of fly tying’s most expensive feathers found on hens and roosters [...]

June 26, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: The Adams knows no home

In The Riffle airs some of the very best fly tying videos. If you're stuck on how to tie a particular pattern, search it on that site. Or try Tim Flagler or Jay Nichols and search their sites [...]

June 20, 2017 At The Vise, Flies, RECENT, Slide