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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

Women fly fishing guides: Where are they?

Women, in less than a decade, added 1,764,000 new players to the fly fishing rolls, but if you’re looking for a woman guide, you might be disappointed. [...]

September 4, 2019 Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Women guides

Raidzap UV Resin

Raidzap, developed by some brainy guys in Denmark, is non-toxic and when properly cured, leaves no sticky residue. [...]

September 4, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

The albies are coming. Tying the Albie Whore

Invented by East End angler and fly tyer, Richard Reagan, the Albie Whore is an attractor pattern that can trigger strikes when matching the hatch won't work. [...]

August 30, 2019 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

An old classic Caddis Pupa tied with modern-day materials

It's not often a fly that looks pro-tied because it appears to be complicated is, in point of fact, easy and fun to tie. Oh, and it's a proven veteran. Tie a dozen. [...]

August 27, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Fly tying is an art and makes our lives more satisfying

Jack Reis' Jigged Clouser Minnow is easy to tie, introduces a unique jig hook, and makes retrieving and swimming it good enough for a novice to succeed. [...]

August 22, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Take an ant to lunch. A trout will thank you

Terrestrials are go-to foodstuffs for trouts in any hemisphere on the planet, in temperate climates they can be fished year-round, or at least I've found that to be true. [...]

August 7, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

A modernized 170-year-old trout fly is still simple and deadly: Red Tag

The big question is, does the Red Tag Wet Fly catch fish? Yes, it has a history of doing that dating back 170 years. I'd never leave home without a half dozen. [...]

August 1, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Partridge’s saltwater streamer hook options

Partridge's Sea Prince seems like it would be their workhorse saltwater hook. Sea Prince sports a straight eye and stainless steel finish. [...]

July 23, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

No fly tyer should ever fear rubber legs again

Fly tying is in itself an encouragement to find time for fly fishing. The tease is the tied fly - will it work? I did not try tying Pat’s Rubber Legs on a tube, but will. [...]

July 18, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide