Fly Tying

News & Tips: 5 Strange Fly Tying Materials that Really Work...
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5 Strange Fly Tying Materials that Really Work

April 29, 2015
A common misconception amongst inexperienced fly tiers is that prepped materials are the only ones worthy of a place by the vice. Veteran tiers eventually learn that being creative and using unlikely…
The right scissors are an essential piece of fly tying equipment. ...
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How to Select the Perfect Scissors for Fly Tying

January 6, 2015
With many different types of scissors available to the avid fly tier, trying to pick out a quality pair is not as easy as it might sound. Different sizes, styles and lengths can all effect how…
News & Tips: Think Thread Doesn’t Matter When Tying Flies? Learn How to Pick the Right Thread for the Job...
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Think Thread Doesn’t Matter When Tying Flies? Learn How to Pick the Right Thread for the Job

December 10, 2014
Many fly tiers won’t skimp when it comes to purchasing fly tying materials such as hackles or dubbing for fly tying but never pay any thought to the thread they’ll be using.  Other than the hook, fly…
News & Tips: 3 Factors You Should Consider When Buying a Fly Tying Bobbin...
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3 Factors You Should Consider When Buying a Fly Tying Bobbin

November 25, 2014
Over my years in fly tying, I have been lucky enough to test nearly all fly tying bobbins. There are so many different varieties and styles of bobbins on the market today, it amazes me that fly tiers…
News & Tips: How to Pick the Best Deer Hair for Tying Flies...
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How to Pick the Best Deer Hair for Tying Flies

November 21, 2014
The uses for deer hair in fly tying are almost endless. Spinning, stacking and layering deer hair are just a few instances where the quality of the hair can spell the difference between good flies…
News & Tips: Essentials to Get Started Fly Tying
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Essentials to Get Started Fly Tying

September 12, 2014
    Similar to purchasing the tools for fly tying, trying to decipher what the essential materials are can put a beginning tier into a head spin. Many of the materials available are not absolutely…
News & Tips: 3 Tips for Tying Hexagenia Fly Patterns...
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3 Tips for Tying Hexagenia Fly Patterns

July 2, 2014
Seeing as the Hex Hatch is just a few weeks away, I thought it would be good time to share the three most useful tips I have learned over the years about tying Hexagenia patterns. These patterns…
News & Tips: Why You May Be Wrong About Bucktail Flies...
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Why You May Be Wrong About Bucktail Flies

May 22, 2014
When I first started tying flies, I tied bucktails. That's fairly standard for most of us because bucktails are relatively uncomplicated and inexpensive to tie. When I gained competence tying those…
News & Tips: Spring Cleaning for Better Fly Fishing...
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Spring Cleaning for Better Fly Fishing

April 24, 2014
Our fly fishing season in Ontario is about to start in earnest and with that comes the panic and excitement of ensuring that you possess all the right gear and, especially, all the right flies. I've…
News & Tips: Fly Tying Beads
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Fly Tying Beads

March 12, 2014
If you were to look at my spring, summer or fall fly boxes you would notice that 95 percent of the flies that I use have beads. Whether they are shiny (gold, silver or copper) or natural (black,…
News & Tips: Hot-Spot Flies
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Hot-Spot Flies

March 5, 2014
In case you haven't heard of it the term "hot spot" in fly tying, it simply means adding brightly colored fluorescent material (beads, thread collars or tails) to your fly. The Hot Spot technique…
News & Tips: Features of Quality Fly Tying Vises
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Features of Quality Fly Tying Vises

February 26, 2014
Thinking about all the different equipment/materials a beginner fly tier needs to start tying, a quality fly tying vise should be on top of the list. Vises have evolved drastically over the last few…