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Browsing the "Fly Tying" Tag

At The Vise: Gangster Crab

The Gangster Crab is a blend between a Kwan and a EP style crab. The Gangster Crab can be tied with heavy lead eyes or lighter beadchain eyes. [...]

June 7, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Tying, Slide

At The Vise: Simple SF Blend Baitfish

They don't come much simpler than this incredibly adaptable baitfish pattern. Amend colors and sizes to tailor this pattern to needs that your fishing dictates. [...]

May 31, 2016 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

At the vise: Borski Fur Shrimp

The Borski Fur Shrimp is one of my favorite patterns from when I lived in the Keys. I still use it and variations of it to catch everything from redfish to striped bass on the flats. [...]

May 27, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: All about weed guards and when to tie them

Tying on weed guards can be a bit tricky [...]

May 17, 2016 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Spot, Tips & Tactics, Videos

At The Vise: Cordeiro’s Flatwing Deceiver

Cape Cod based fly tyer, Joe Cordeiro, is a master at the flatwing style. Observe his techniques on this simple and effective pattern in this informative video. [...]

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

Fly Tying: Egg patterns work so well some call it cheating

Some fly fisherman draw that ethical line at dry flies, some at nymphing. Somewhere below that lies a line with the words "egg pattern" written on it. [...]

May 13, 2016 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Popovics’ Bob’s Banger

Bob's contributions to the sport are extensive. The banger is just one of these contributions. We are still counting the species that love this pattern. [...]

May 10, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: Easy DIY eyes and antennae for shrimps, crabs and crayfish

This easy DIY method for creating antennae for your crustacean creations will save you money at the vise and result in realistic and effective flies. [...]

May 5, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: “Dearly Beloved…” – The Purple Prince nymph

I couldn't resist posting this awesome pattern in the wake of the passing of the master musician, performer and visionary, Prince. It is a rad looking fly as well. [...]

April 27, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Fly Tying: Tie the Long Shank Clouser Deep Minnow

The Clouser (Deep Minnow) is widely used for many species of both fresh and saltwater game fish. Lefty Kreh claims to have caught over 87 species of game fish on Clouser Deep Minnow flies [...]

April 21, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide