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Alaska and voles – mousing your way to victory

Funny, but even where mice are not prevalent, the pattern of a mouse, vole, or shrew will draw fire from trouts - and big ones. [...]

July 9, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Tying terrestrials flies out of foam sheets – a better way

Tying terrestrial flies out of foam sheet stock is almost impossible to improve on… . using cut-outs. The floatant issue a salvation on its own. [...]

June 28, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

My lethal Homeric siren of the world’s flats – a Ruben Martin shrimp

A lot of academics suggest gamefish respond to external, atmospheric conditions to feed, but it's prey that reacts and gets followed and hunted. [...]

June 28, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

You’re going to learn how to hand whip finish, now

If your hand-whip finish is iffy, this video will clear up how to do it correctly. Trouble with the tool? No problem - fixed right here and now. [...]

June 17, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Fly Tying: Slider Head Streamer

This Slider Head Streamer is a versatile pattern that can be fished anywhere in the water column for many different species. [...]

June 13, 2019 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

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

Why are so many things that make fly fishing easier ignored?

It's always remarkable to see how isolated our thinking can become when coaxed to look into something new. We blindly stick with negativity. [...]

June 12, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Worth Knowing

E pluribus unum – “Out of many, one.” – The Sulfur Comparadun

Some flies, like this Sulphur Comparadun are only difficult to tie because of segmenting symmetry. It takes practice to get abdomen and thorax right. [...]

June 7, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

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

Threads: Choosing tying materials requires thoughtfulness

Trying to keep fly tying in the box of fun and useful requires making inventory decisions, or you’ll get hoarder-like and buried in junk. [...]

May 28, 2019 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics