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If fish could talk, they’d say it’s the hook they fear most

The most critical factors for hooks are "quality" and "consistency" or fit and finish. And is the wire strong enough as determined by your user experience? [...]

November 7, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, 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

Opinion: The importance of being hook earnest

The hookup percentage was slightly better with J hooks, but J hooks were more prone to being short stuck or thrown. [...]

September 5, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Fur Ant: When catchin’ is on your mind

The Fur Ant may well be the “Rodney Dangerfield” of flies, but when tied small and fished right it’s one of the deadliest fly patterns ever devised. [...]

August 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

An easier way – using two vises

If you're looking for an easier, faster way to tie an articulated fly - try using two vises. You can connect the hooks via braided line, mono or wire [...]

July 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Fly tyers catch a break

You might well be a grand gander not know the difference, value, and purpose of fly tying’s most expensive feathers found on hens and roosters [...]

June 26, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Jay Nichols Talks Switch

Jay Nichole, Caddis Fly Shop in Oregon, takes all the anti bluster out of Switch rod chatter and picks three mid-priced, big league performers [...]

June 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Video: Craft fur shrimp – simple to tie for many species

Tying your own flies has rewards beyond saving a few bucks. It makes you think of what do the fish eat. If I take a fish for the table, I always inspect the stomach contents. [...]

December 8, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Fly Tying: Jay Nicholas – the nice guy that helps you finish first

The Woolly Bugger has become broadly acceptable to almost anything that swims in fresh water or saltwater. To fish, apparently, it is a bunch of delicious things [...]

October 23, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide