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Take an ant to lunch. A trout will thank you

Terrestrials are go-to foodstuffs for trouts in any hemisphere on the planet, in temperate climates they can be fished year-round, or at least I've found that to be true. [...]

August 7, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

A modernized 170-year-old trout fly is still simple and deadly: Red Tag

The big question is, does the Red Tag Wet Fly catch fish? Yes, it has a history of doing that dating back 170 years. I'd never leave home without a half dozen. [...]

August 1, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, 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

Alaska and voles – mousing your way to victory

Funny, but even where mice are not prevalent, the pattern of a mouse, vole, or shrew will draw fire from trouts - and big ones. [...]

July 9, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Tying terrestrials flies out of foam sheets – a better way

Tying terrestrial flies out of foam sheet stock is almost impossible to improve on… . using cut-outs. The floatant issue a salvation on its own. [...]

June 28, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Pine Squirrel Streamer, a leech pattern for all seasons

I do not think any fly I tied with pine squirrel tail has ever come up short. I’ve convinced myself it is how the material swims that does the trout talking. [...]

June 12, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, 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

E pluribus unum – “Out of many, one.” – The Sulfur Comparadun

Some flies, like this Sulphur Comparadun are only difficult to tie because of segmenting symmetry. It takes practice to get abdomen and thorax right. [...]

June 7, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Threads: Choosing tying materials requires thoughtfulness

Trying to keep fly tying in the box of fun and useful requires making inventory decisions, or you’ll get hoarder-like and buried in junk. [...]

May 28, 2019 At The Vise, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

This leech swims and catches, and floats and catches

From ocean to bass pond there are leeches and worms by the score. Everything that swims, at one time or another, eats them. Swim this leech! [...]

May 22, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics