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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

Corporate research, corporate bass, and corporate leeches

Sometimes just going with the flow works out great. Double-digit bass on a five get one's attention, but it was the reel, a Seigler SF that gets the ovation. [...]

October 29, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, largemouth bass, Slide, Videos

Put light and magnifier on it, and the fly will catch ‘mo-betta’

A magnifying light will make your fly appear bigger and brighter when tying, giving you a better result in the end. [...]

October 24, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The gang was all there and good fishers and conservationists they were

The move to Denver and separate as the International Fly Tackle Dealers Show was a resounding success. [...]

October 22, 2019 Breaking News, Conservation, Fly Fishing Show, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Can you UV? Try it, you’re ‘gonna like the way the fly looks

Although a remarkable product, it is said to lag a bit with more traditional fly tyers. For those who like progress and more perfect flies, UV curing resins are the go-to. [...]

October 17, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, UV Curing

Galloup’s Bangtail, a fly for any venue and all seasons

Presented to a snook, it would be made to swim differently than for largemouth bass and tied altogether differently for a trout than an ocean jack, but profile maintained. [...]

October 16, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos