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Better rigging is worth the price of learning

Tying the perfection loop is easy to learn, but "remembering" its one critical step takes a half dozen tries. Once mastered, it can be tied in a storm [...]

April 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

The jigging hook and the bead

A unique jigging hook makes getting a fly deep, quickly a reality. It also adds to catch power, makes tying much easier and speeds up production with not too much added cost [...]

January 4, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Try it. You’re gonna like the way it looks

The Zelon Musk midge fly is made distinguishable by one unique, little-used material; white, micro Zelon fibers. [...]

December 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Less Mess Morrish Mouse

This fly pattern, Less Mess Morrish Mouse as tied by Tim Flagler, has relatives for sure, but Flagler’s version is so simple to tie, and it caught trout and bass, so far [...]

November 1, 2017 RECENT, 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

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

Looks can be deceiving in Casual Dress

Ernest “Polly” Rosborough's uniqueness in tying was, in the case of Casual Dress, creating flies that mimicked a lot of different things. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Tying: Is the Deceiver the all-time best fly?

Lefty's Deceiver, over the course of decades, has morphed many times. But it would be a rarity for a saltwater angler not to own a handful of them [...]

November 10, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Furled Leaders: What you don’t know might limit your game

Furled leaders get pooh poohed in most fly shops. When a sales person is asked, why? Replies are generally ... personally, does not know why [...]

October 27, 2016 RECENT, Slide

Fly Tying: Egg patterns work so well some call it cheating

Some fly fisherman draw that ethical line at dry flies, some at nymphing. Somewhere below that lies a line with the words "egg pattern" written on it. [...]

May 13, 2016 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide