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Reminiscing saltwater and marshes of South Florida and flies tied

Tying flies is learning to pounce on a revelation ASAP. When you go to a fly fishing show - head for the tyers tables - listen and watch. [...]

July 11, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

In God We Trust, but the blogosphere we parse

Here's an excellent, short video that nails the common cold of fly casting. Mistakes most do not even know they're making. [...]

July 3, 2019 Fly Casting, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

After sex, couples never talk about running lines

There’s an excellent reason to have a loop to loop connection with shooting heads - easy changeouts — good reason for integrated running lines, smooth casting. [...]

July 1, 2019 Gear Review, Point Of View, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

Walleye at 20-feet or less

Walleye (Sander vitreus) is very much worth a destination trip - usually accompanying them are smallmouth bass and in some instances, crappie. [...]

June 24, 2019 Advice, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The Bimini Twist is now as easy to tie as your shoelaces

If you're into catching fish that can take you into your backing learning to tie the Bimini Twist is essential, and now it's easy to tie. Watch and see. [...]

June 19, 2019 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, tying knots

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

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