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Fly Tying Tips – Why you Should be Using Super Glue

Fly Tying Tips – Why you Should be Using Super Glue

Super glue has become an essential part of a fly tier’s arsenal.  This has a different purpose than head cement.  Instead the super glue is going to be a thin set type of glue that dries extremely quickly.  Take a look at these few applications, […]

Fly Tying Tips – Improve your San Juan Worm Imitation

Fly Tying Tips – Improve your San Juan Worm Imitation

If you’re one of those fly snobs who refuse to fish worm imitations because they’re considered junk flies and you’re above that then oh well.  For the rest of us who want to catch fish at a high rate, then read on…  The San Juan […]

Fly Tying Vise Shootout – Choose the Best Vise for your Needs

Fly Tying Vise Shootout – Choose the Best Vise for your Needs

Most of us are getting a polar punch in the face and are surrounded by nothing but frozen lakes and streams.  Even if you have spring creeks in your backyard, who really wants to stand out in sub-zero temps and battle frozen guides all day?  […]

Fly Tying Tips – Wire Free Rib

Fly Tying Tips – Wire Free Rib

In this series, we’ll show you some of the best fly tying tips to help take your fly tying to the next level.  Each article will either highlight a new technique, a twist on a classic, or helpful tips to keep your fly tying station […]

Best Fly Fishing Gear to Buy with your Amazon Gift Card

Best Fly Fishing Gear to Buy with your Amazon Gift Card

I saw a trend this year with receiving gift cards for Christmas as oppose to what I actually asked for.  Although not terrible, but now I need to go find something to buy with this extra cash.  I know, Boo Freaking Hoo…  It’s not that […]

Organize your Fly Tying Station

Organize your Fly Tying Station

Organize your Fly Tying Station If you’re like me, after an hour at the vise, your bench looks like your 5 year old’s playroom, if not worse!  I’ll have a dozen packs of dubbing, hooks, beads, feathers, you name it scattered all over my bench.  […]

Tip of the Week 

Tip of the Week 

This weeks tip involves avoiding snags while you are nymph fishing.  If you’re nymph fishing correctly,  your flies should be tumbling along the stream bed, just like the naturals.  Unfortunately by doing so, you also have a tendency to snag on rocks, or any other […]

Tip of the Week – Fishing Low and Clear Water

Tip of the Week – Fishing Low and Clear Water

We’ve all experienced this.  You plan a fishing trip with your friends and when you get to the stream, the water is low and crystal clear.  All of your honey holes are jammed up with other fisherman and there’s appears to be no hope for […]

Tip of the Week – Tie a Better Egg Pattern 

Tip of the Week – Tie a Better Egg Pattern 

This weeks tip provides some guidance on tying a better egg pattern. This time of the year, fish will be keying on eggs drifting downstream either from spawning brown trout or steelhead.  To take advantage of this, your fly box needs to be stocked with […]

Hook & Fly Base Layer Product Review

Hook & Fly Base Layer Product Review

I’ve been in the market for a new base layer that was both warm yet breathable.   Often times when I’m fishing in late Fall or early Winter, the temperature in the morning is frigid, but will warm up throughout the day.   My usual base layers […]