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The cheap “Easy Tied Froggy” gets high marks at my “Regional Combine Invitational”

This "Easy Tied Froggy" is best when tied on XL long shank hooks [at least 2xl, but 4xl better] with a straight eye, but it looks pretty plausible on a tube as well. [...]

January 10, 2020 Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Reminder: Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is a “Big-Top” fly fishing show

The 20th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival in mid-January is something mid-Atlantic, and Southeast fly fishers should seriously consider attending. [...]

January 8, 2020 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Two ways to rig string flies – easier ways not the everyday way

If you are a saltwater angler, this string tied way of rigging is so much easier and faster than the more labor-intensive and historic "articulated" built flies. [...]

December 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide

A fly with a thousand names and indistinct origin catches a lot of fish

Chris Silverthorne's Craft Fur Baitfish Fly is not exceptional, but its subsurface and surface appeal unmistakably good. It has credentials - especially build versatility. [...]

December 10, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Swimmy Jimmy’s name has come up in draft circles as a possible # one pick?

Who could have ever guessed the Woolly Bugger would-be claimant to the best fly ever? Well, what about the Swimmy Jimmy? Is it the new "BUGGER?" [...]

November 15, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Tying Ruben Martin’s easy, realistic crab

Ruben uses beautiful technique in some of the burning and gluing steps that create really lifelike textures and details [...]

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

November events right around the corner

Check with your local fly shop for information about regional fly tying weekends, casting lessons, and outings. The fall is the start of all things 2020. [...]

October 31, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Industry News, RECENT, Slide

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