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At The Vise: The McPhail Pink Bug – a stellar little caddis pattern

The Pink Bug is a slick little pattern that can be tied in a variety of sizes and colors. Davie McPhail's patterns look beautiful and work well. [...]

April 20, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Uncategorized, Videos

At The Vise: Articulated Squid

Step by step instructions for tying Martyn White's articulated squid fly. This fly is a bit time consuming, but fairly easy to tie and gives a nice realistic profile... [...]

April 15, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Wrap Up: Low Country Fly Fishing Expo another home run with anglers

Tony Royal, Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort, South Carolina knows how to put on a fly fishing expo. Stay with us and we will keep you informed. You do not want to miss this event next year [...]

April 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: April Vokey demos steelhead patterns

In this cool video, April Vokey displays great tying steps for steelhead flies. There many great tips and tricks from the veteran in this short demo. [...]

April 13, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: Jig hook tied patterns enjoy resurgence for a reason

Jig hooks help your fly swim hook point up and avoid snagging the bottom. New materials have helped make jig hook tied flies considerably more effective than ever. Most users claim bigger animals [...]

April 12, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Fly Tying Show: One of the best coming up – April 14th-16th

At the Sowbug, fly tiers from all over the USA and a few with international creds are there as well. The show facilitates access to the fly tyers. [...]

April 8, 2016 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

Reminder: Low Country Fly Fishing Expo this Saturday in SC

A real bonus for the attendees is that there will be dozens of Low Country guides helping out anglers at the casting pond. [...]

April 4, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Reminder, Slide

Fly Tying: An old adage is for tyers is “Keep it simple stupid.”

Glinton’s fly was long ago imported from the Bahamas by Orvis and will stay on their shelves for decades to come because it catches fish. [...]

April 4, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Tips & Tactics: It is the lowly worm that catches the bass

Learning is subtle. A worm fell on my sleeve. I popped it into the water. BAM, a rainbow trout devoured it in drift about 15-feet from where I stood. The very effective San Juan Worm has been around for decades. [...]

March 31, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

At The Vise: The Slumpbuster

The Slumpbuster is a stellar streamer that imitates damsels, leeches or sculpins and is useful for many species from trout to bass to pickerel. [...]

March 11, 2016 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos