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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

Not a great fly tyer or fly fisher? Go Worms! They work

Worms come in as many lengths, shapes, thicknesses - segmented or tubular - as you could imagine. One thing, fish, eat them without reservation. [...]

June 14, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Crayfish are filet mignon with truffle sauce to trouts

Crayfish are not a seasonally sensitive, and they are without borders. This Clouser version of a crayfish works anywhere you fish for trout [...]

February 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Quickest setup to nymph at any depth

Indicators are fly fishing cool, but the Thingamastopper and the Thingamabobber are so much more sensitive - you can react to unfelt mouthing [...]

February 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Creating weedguards

Weed guards have no sex appeal, but they sure get the job done when called for, like around structures, cover, heavy flats cover and popping a fly off a bank or lily pad [...]

December 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics