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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

Lefty Kreh on dry flies and nymphs that travel well

New water doesn't always mean flies you're familiar with won't sell to the local trout. Lefty's list DOES travel and catches trout, just pay attention to sizes. [...]

May 24, 2019 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Galloup’s Sex Dungeon

Kelly Galloup has dumped more water out of his wading boots than most, so listen close and you will gather many of his pearls of wisdom. [...]

May 8, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Evolution of the Marabou Tarpon Toad Fly

Hoover and Andy Mill went on to fish the Marabou Toad pattern extensively with well documented success in the highest levels of the competitive sport. [...]

April 8, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Squimpish and the quest for the ultimate fiber

Squimpish and the quest for the ultimate fiber By Capt. Andrew Derr David Nelson’s Squimpish Hair is a bright light in my never ending quest for perfect tying materials. If fly fishing is a fanatical sport, then fly tying is [...]

April 1, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Gear Review, Review, Slide