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At The Vise: The quick and effective Crease Fly

Every fly fisherman should have a handful of creases in his arsenal. Tie them in white and use sharpies to color them as needed... Every fly fisherman should have a handful of creases in his arsenal. Tie them in white and [...]

September 16, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At the Vise: DIY crustacean eyes and drying wheels

Any tyer using 2 part epoxy needs a drying wheel. An auto-rotating wheel makes repeating patterns that require wet applications of epoxy, paint or adhesives so convenient [...]

September 12, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: Tandem hook flies will lead to more hooked browns this Fall

If your neck of the woods holds browns, wait until the weather turns and try a tandem streamer. In most destinations, they lead to more hookups. [...]

September 9, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Profile: Chuck Kraft on flies that score big in your away games

Chuck Kraft provides us with a different approach to flies. His flies are not at all typical. One violates every rule in the book and is a trout killer on Montana's Madison River [...]

September 2, 2016 Profile, RECENT, Slide

Advice: Want a little carp catching insurance from the ‘riffle’ folks?

Catching carp has two scenarios. One, search cast in a place they are known to be. Two, site fish for them, which requires the same skills as catching a wary redfish [...]

August 26, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: For those of us voting for Redfish in any election

We think that ‘root beer’ and ‘nappy fibers' create their own legion of gamefish followers ... not limited solely to redfish, seatrout and snook. [...]

August 23, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Feature Story: Crayfish are aquatic catnip, tie one on

The body of the crayfish is covered by a two-part exoskeleton made of chitin. Chitin has a high % of calcium, fingernail-like. For a crayfish to grow, it must shed its exoskeleton and then re-grow a new and larger one [...]

August 17, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Industry News: Oyster Creek Outfitters’ grand opening celebration set for August 20

If you are near St Augustine, Florida on Saturday, August 20 - day-long festivities will feature demonstrations, fly-casting, fly tying and a cookout. You're invited! [...]

August 15, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Industry News, News, Slide

At The Vise: Sculpzilla

This is a nasty streamer that is known to catch some really large fish, plus an easy pattern to tie when broken down into individual steps. [...]

August 12, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

At The Vise: Bleeding Skull Herring seatrout pattern

Here are instructions for using Fish-Skulls to create imitations of sand eels, goby, shrimp, baitfish, herring, stickleback, and much more. [...]

July 26, 2016 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide, Videos