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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

At The Vise: Every which way to finish a fly

If your just a hand finisher, then here is a chance learn the tools. If you think hand finishing is for pros only, think again. It’s the fastest of all the finishing techniques. [...]

June 28, 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

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

Another killer, easy to tie mop fly that “catches”

To tie mop flies by the box full, go to Wall Mart's car cleaning accessories section and get a hundred year supply of mop noodles for under $10 [...]

March 9, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Knots: Learning how to do it better is rewarding

Tying the perfection loop is easy, but "remembering" its critical steps takes a half dozen tries. Once mastered, it's just too easy to forget. [...]

February 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

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

Reminder: The Marlborough Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show is the frozen fly angler's Head Start Program. All the new gear, all the celebs, all of the tying materials under the sun and a chance to be ahead of the curve. [...]

January 10, 2017 RECENT, Reminder, 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