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The fly you tied is unique; it’s your portable magic

The natural distraction when tying flies is to think like a fish, which is both impossible and harmlessly monomaniacal, and enjoyable as such. [...]

June 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide

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

Being underhanded is a good thing. No, no, not politics!

If you Google Spey casting, you’ll get swamped with a whole new dictionary of terms for casting. But they are all water tension casts and easy to learn. [...]

June 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, 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

May the knots be with you

Being comfortable with a loop knot you've tied hundreds of times is to be confident it will hold. No matter, its all about seating the knot - think turns and coils. [...]

May 22, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry News: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Report

BTT has a singular conservation business model. In a word, inclusive. Scientists, billionaires, flats anglers and pro guides worldwide in one scrum. [...]

May 17, 2018 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: The simple and effective flatwing deceiver

I love using flat wing patterns when stripers are on sand eels. When tied correctly, they have a movement that is unmatched. [...]

May 15, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Show them a segmented worm and let it squirm

Tying leech flies does not get any easier except maybe for a worm pattern. Better, tie an articulated leech pattern on a tube - it will swim perfectly. [...]

May 10, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Three casts that can save your bacon

The Belgian Cast, Reach Cast and Waterhaul are simple to learn and incredibly useful for fly fisherman of all ilks. [...]

May 1, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

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