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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 […]

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

Tip of the Week

This week’s tip involves setting your rod up before you even get in the water.   How often have you run line leader first through your guides only to get to the last eye and have the leader slip through your fingers and slide all the […]

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Here in Pennsylvania I’m fortunate to be able to fish year weather permitting. I have the privilege of targeting Great Lakes Steelhead until the creeks freeze over any number of the spring creeks available through the central and eastern part of the state. One thing […]

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Photo: @chrisbfreshly Here on the East Coast come July, August and September the weather gets hot and the trout fishing shuts down in most areas. If you’re like me not being on the water for 3 months is excruciating. What I decided to do this […]