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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

At The Vise: Articulated Gonga Streamer

The articulated Gonga Streamer is part wooly bugger, part muddler and sports two hooks. Think large brown trout hugging the banks during high water. [...]

June 6, 2017 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Time to hit the tube…

Tube tying has not caught on to the point of having gone viral, but some, like me, think it should because they're easier to tie and catch better - salt and fresh [...]

March 24, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Fly Tying: Make mine worms said the fishes

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

February 3, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Advice: Want a little carp catching insurance from the ‘riffle’ folks?

Catching carp has two scenarios. One, search cast in a place they are known to be. Two, site fish for them, which requires the same skills as catching a wary redfish [...]

August 26, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: Easy DIY eyes and antennae for shrimps, crabs and crayfish

This easy DIY method for creating antennae for your crustacean creations will save you money at the vise and result in realistic and effective flies. [...]

May 5, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: It is the lowly worm that catches the bass

Learning is subtle. A worm fell on my sleeve. I popped it into the water. BAM, a rainbow trout devoured it in drift about 15-feet from where I stood. The very effective San Juan Worm has been around for decades. [...]

March 31, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics