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Reminder: Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is a “Big-Top” fly fishing show

The 20th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival in mid-January is something mid-Atlantic, and Southeast fly fishers should seriously consider attending. [...]

January 8, 2020 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Just like that, there I am, fishing out loud – again!

Steve Hudson lives and breathes Georgia's outdoor opportunities and has chronicled his experiences in over 20 books, any of which I recommend. [...]

December 31, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Shops, Fly Tying, Slide

Is there a good reason to clip off the factory installed welded fly line loop?

Clipping off a factory-installed loop on a fly line and then hand tying a Nail Knot, connecting fly line to butt section, is something many guides prefer. [...]

December 20, 2019 Fly Fishing, fly lines, Fly Tying, fly tying knots, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Two ways to rig string flies – easier ways not the everyday way

If you are a saltwater angler, this string tied way of rigging is so much easier and faster than the more labor-intensive and historic "articulated" built flies. [...]

December 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide

A fly with a thousand names and indistinct origin catches a lot of fish

Chris Silverthorne's Craft Fur Baitfish Fly is not exceptional, but its subsurface and surface appeal unmistakably good. It has credentials - especially build versatility. [...]

December 10, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Swimmy Jimmy’s name has come up in draft circles as a possible # one pick?

Who could have ever guessed the Woolly Bugger would-be claimant to the best fly ever? Well, what about the Swimmy Jimmy? Is it the new "BUGGER?" [...]

November 15, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

How to tie Flagler’s Icy Hot Jig Fly

Fly tying has its own seasons and anticipations, setbacks, and triumphs. I'm glad to be seduced by it. When we finish tying, we made something, and that's a good feeling. [...]

November 13, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, trout, Videos

Tying Ruben Martin’s easy, realistic crab

Ruben uses beautiful technique in some of the burning and gluing steps that create really lifelike textures and details [...]

November 7, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

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

November events right around the corner

Check with your local fly shop for information about regional fly tying weekends, casting lessons, and outings. The fall is the start of all things 2020. [...]

October 31, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Industry News, RECENT, Slide