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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

Tips & Tactics: How to Make the Twisted Hitch for Rabbit Strip Flies

It seems the best ideas are the simplest. This rabbit strip, or any hide strip, makes for an easy trailing hook set up and quick change out with no loss of the fly. [...]

October 15, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tyers Weekend: Mark your calendar November 2nd & 3rd

Join in and learn the tricks of the trade from more than 40 tyers at one of the largest gatherings of tyers in the Eastern US - and it's FREE. [...]

October 3, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

Fly Tying: Gartside’s Gurgler

You can fish the "Gurgler" many many ways in freshwater or saltwater. Versatile to the extreme. So many species fall for this fly. [...]

September 30, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

It’s time to catch Micropterus dolomieu. Make mine hellgrammites on #4s 

Hellgrammites seem to have an even chance at catching any freshwater fish, but waters in which smallmouth habituate seem to have an abundance of them. [...]

September 27, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, smallmouth bass