Fly Tying Tips

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A Simple Guide to Choosing Your First Fly Fishing Outfit

June 1, 2017
Whether you're new to fly fishing or just want to know more about fly fishing this guide will help you get started in selecting the basic collection of fishing accessories including the right fly…
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Fishing Cold Weather Trout—Best Flies, Waters & Times to Go

February 15, 2017
Few of us would choose winter as a favorite season for trout fishing with its bleak gray landscape and raw air that penetrates cold-weary bones like a knife. But if the alternative is no fishing at…
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Fish Simple: Use the Three Best Flies for Spring Trout

April 22, 2016
If you’re a devoted trout fly fisherman, you’ll probably carry a vest chock full of flies when you hit the streams this spring. But sometimes that just complicates matters and makes choosing the best…
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How to Set Up Your First Fly Fishing Outfit

March 15, 2016
Interest in fly fishing has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade and rightfully so. It is a fun filled, enjoyable and relatively easy sport to learn, which an individual can enjoy for most of…
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Outfish Ice Jigs With This Hand-Tied Fly

December 21, 2015
The arrival of ice on your favorite lakes and ponds does not mean that you should store away your fly box for the winter. Ice fishing tackle is inundated with tiny jigs in every shape and color…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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How to Tie Killer Streamers for Fall Brown Trout Fishing

October 19, 2014
With fall underway, the cold weather and high water means brown trout are in full swing with their migration back into the rivers. If you love fly fishing for big browns then fall is the time to do…
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Get Rid of Fishing Net Problems With These 4 Tips

September 26, 2014
When planning my weekend fishing trips, I make a mental rundown of the essential items that I need to pack. Fly rods, fly boxes and my fishing waders are always tops on that list, but securing my…