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Tips & Tactics: How to make production segmented bodies and tails of anything

Probably the best part of fly tying is discovery. Finding a way to do something easier, getting a hunch and tying segments/tails to just about anything and finding it works. [...]

October 1, 2019 Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

An old classic Caddis Pupa tied with modern-day materials

It's not often a fly that looks pro-tied because it appears to be complicated is, in point of fact, easy and fun to tie. Oh, and it's a proven veteran. Tie a dozen. [...]

August 27, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Why are so many things that make fly fishing easier ignored?

It's always remarkable to see how isolated our thinking can become when coaxed to look into something new. We blindly stick with negativity. [...]

June 12, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Worth Knowing

Fly Tying: A crab worth having on the flats

Tying this Flexo Crab may require a trip to the local fly shop, and the pattern is a slow process in the making it is reportedly a valuable flats asset. [...]

May 31, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Dave Whitlock’s Deer Hair Mouse Rat

The original Mouse Rat was tied with shammy/leather for the tail and the ears. I actually prefer to use foam for the tail and ears. [...]

January 24, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Bow River Bugger: Is it muddler, bugger, sculpin or leech?

The original interpretation was actually designed for smallmouth bass - wanting something similar to the Dobsonfly larva. [...]

January 17, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Warm winter days in the Appalachians

In the southeast, it's becoming more and more common to have winter weather breaks of a week or more - stimulating good trout fly fishing days [...]

January 11, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Permit are hard to entice. This rudimentary crab fly has fans

Hungry tailers, great crab pattern, perfect cast, good fly movement, moving to it... eat, eat, eat! Nope, just another picky Trachinotus falcatus [...]

November 26, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

The briny flats without a Merkin? Never

No one goes to the Bahamas without Del’s Merkin Crab flies. Sophisticated bonefish and permit anglers have won tournaments using ONLY that pattern. [...]

June 19, 2018 RECENT, Slide

The fly you tied is unique; it’s your portable magic

The natural distraction when tying flies is to think like a fish, which is both impossible and harmlessly monomaniacal, and enjoyable as such. [...]

June 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide