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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

Opinion: Are we Googling our way to fly fishing sophistry?

While the internet is now an indispensable resource for fly angling information, it can be an unreliable source as well. It takes a little more than being a novice to know the difference [...]

September 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

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

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

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