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Beginner Fly Tying: # 8 Tying off the thread

Hudson says that understanding the correct way to tie off your work is a critical factor - not only in your future success and enjoyment of fly tying but having the fly stay "tied" [...]

September 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

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

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

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

Beginner Fly Tying: #2 – Four other essential 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 [...]

July 7, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: The underestimated value of thread

So, what is the best tying thread? Thread, fly tying thread or any thread, holds it all together - do you have the best thread to secure the pattern? [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Anatomy of a fish hook, the oft overlooked details

Hook comparison charts are confusing and inaccurate. The “hook” industry does not have standardization so conversion charts come up pretty lame [...]

February 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Rod Review: Reilly Rod Crafters’ Chuck Kraft Series #5

The luxury of this five is that it fishes all day comfortably... if you let the rod do its job. You can learn on this rod and you will not retire it once you become competent. [...]

January 9, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Slide

Destination: Trout season over? Not in the Southern Appalachians

If a trip to Argentina, Chile or New Zealand are not in your budget. Try big trout late fall and early winter in the South. The fly fishing can be awesome. Guiding is superb [...]

November 7, 2016 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Slide