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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

The Duncan Loop and a spat about it

Many knots, especially fishing knots, get renamed by error, but adding one more (sometimes useless) turns, return or step does not qualify to rename. It happens! [...]

May 24, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tippet rings and tapered leaders, the “Odd Coupling”

Tippet rings and tapered leaders can just about master any fly fishing scenario. One trick is to repackage already tied up tapered leaders with the rings. [...]

April 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

Nymphing spring runoff. Yes, they can see it

One of the most critical elements in Drop Shot rigging and nymphing in general, is keeping the flies in a trout’s feeding window. [...]

February 21, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

Reminder: Int. Fly Tying Symposium Nov. 11-12

Attending the International Fly Tying Symposium, held this year in Lancaster, PA, is an opportunity to gain a wealth of invaluable experience in just two days. [...]

November 7, 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

Opinion: Flies … thinking outside of the box.

Rarely are new patterns world beaters, but some of Chuck Kraft's flies might qualify. He's been guiding and tying for 30 years in a multi species venue [...]

October 6, 2017 Opinion, RECENT, Slide