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Try a one-off Snowflake fly in the salt this winter

One secret to this fly is baby blanket yarn - so far, the possibilities seem endless. It's cheap, comes in lots of colors, and very easy to work with... and my cat likes it. [...]

November 1, 2019 Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Orvis, RECENT, Slide, Videos

She said: “Crappie fishing is so much fun it ought to be done in bed”

If you can find one crappie, there are dozens more nearby. Panfish, in general, do not cruise to hunt, they park and ambush near structures, but often found in open water at night. [...]

October 1, 2019 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Slide

Tips & Tactics: How to make production segmented bodies and tails of anything

Probably the best part of fly tying is discovery. Finding a way to do something easier, getting a hunch and tying segments/tails to just about anything and finding it works. [...]

October 1, 2019 Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Don’t throw those fly tying scraps away – they might come in handy

Not for everyone, but It can be practical and rewarding to carry a fly tying set up, like a travel tying kit, in your truck or RV or packed away in your luggage when traveling. [...]

September 9, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Reminiscing saltwater and marshes of South Florida and flies tied

Tying flies is learning to pounce on a revelation ASAP. When you go to a fly fishing show - head for the tyers tables - listen and watch. [...]

July 11, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

You too can probably count on one hand the flies that do the lifting

A few flies, like the ones the owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters shows us in his video, are capable of doing the heavy lifting when the fishing slows. [...]

June 19, 2019 Flies, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Pine Squirrel Streamer, a leech pattern for all seasons

I do not think any fly I tied with pine squirrel tail has ever come up short. I’ve convinced myself it is how the material swims that does the trout talking. [...]

June 12, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Industry News: 29th International Fly Tying Symposium Dates Set

The International Fly Tying Symposium Show has matured into an event that matches its appellation - tyers from around the globe regularly attend [...]

June 6, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Permit are hard to entice. This rudimentary crab fly has fans

Hungry tailers, great crab pattern, perfect cast, good fly movement, moving to it... eat, eat, eat! Nope, just another picky Trachinotus falcatus [...]

November 26, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Candy Corn Crawler

The Candy Corn Crawler really resembles Borski's fur shrimp in a lot of ways but has some different design components as well. [...]

November 19, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos