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Inventor of world-famous loop knot wants everyone to tie it correctly, finally

His renamed the Duncan Loop after being shown by Norman Duncan how it was tied many moons ago. [...]

November 15, 2019 Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Sight-fishing for snakeheads in Malaysia

Snakeheads are aggressive and will attack a well placed meaty streamer, but drop that fly too close and they will spook off quickly. [...]

November 13, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Aardvark’s Permit 101

Be careful with this one because the quest for permit is a bit like falling down the rabbit hole. [...]

November 12, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

If fish could talk, they’d say it’s the hook they fear most

The most critical factors for hooks are "quality" and "consistency" or fit and finish. And is the wire strong enough as determined by your user experience? [...]

November 7, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, 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

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

Perfection is by any other name still perfect

We've been taught the Non-Slip Loop Knot for free swimming a fly, but a better loop knot, and a better knot for free swimming a fly try the Perfection Loop Knot as shown. [...]

September 17, 2019 fly tying knots, Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Tying the Haywire Twist is the tricky part, not the Albright Knot connection

The Albright combining with the Haywire Twist is synonymous with the Keys' most famous guide, Jimmy Albright. [...]

September 11, 2019 Fly Fishing, fly tying knots, Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, tying knots