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Perfection is by any other name still perfect

We've been taught the Non-Slip Loop Knot for free swimming a fly, but a better loop knot, and a better knot for free swimming a fly try the Perfection Loop Knot as shown. [...]

September 17, 2019 fly tying knots, Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

No fly tyer should ever fear rubber legs again

Fly tying is in itself an encouragement to find time for fly fishing. The tease is the tied fly - will it work? I did not try tying Pat’s Rubber Legs on a tube, but will. [...]

July 18, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

You too can probably count on one hand the flies that do the lifting

A few flies, like the ones the owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters shows us in his video, are capable of doing the heavy lifting when the fishing slows. [...]

June 19, 2019 Flies, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Fly Life E-News: Orvis’ best of the best are “Endorsed”

Not all guides, lodges, and outfitters fit in the departure comment, "Glad we were together," but you can count on that if Orvis Endorsed. [...]

May 1, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Hey, that’s my fly you’re calling ugly!

Tim Flagler, Tightline Productions, makes almost any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water and this fly no exception. [...]

December 3, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Videos

It has a horror movie name, but it’s a great fly

Tim Flagler can make any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water. This Egg Sucking Leech pattern is a killer fly and easy to tie. [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tim Flagler Ties The Mop Hopper

Tying Tim Flagler's Mop Hopper is easy, but paying attention to how he deals with legs makes it so - his tip can be transported to other flies. [...]

September 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: Mar. 9-15

Shouts and Murmurs is a weekly summary of news items that affect the preservation and protection of our out of doors, public lands, and fly fishing avocation. [...]

March 16, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

EPA’s Pruitt promotes more mining pollution

The first step in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process is scoping. Scoping is the initial process of determining what issues should be studied in the EIS. [...]

November 8, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Sportsman working together save the Delaware

For now, anglers can expect a healthy Delaware fishery. We owe thanks to Friends of the Upper Delaware River for leading the charge. [...]

June 7, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide