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2012 Fly Tying Gear



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Snowbee Travel Vise: Another On-the-Go Tying Alternative

Behind the Scenes: Testing Commercial Fly Patterns

Household Items That Double As Fly-Tying Tools

Video: C&F Marco Polo Travel Fly Tying Kit

Interview with Kris Keller, Montana Fly Company’s Overseas Factory Guru

The “Cadillac” of Tying Vises: C&F Reference Vise

Podcast Interview: Tying Guru Charlie Craven

Custom Flies, One at a Time

Umpqua Tubeology Nano Fly Tying Kit

Alert Stamping Dual-LED Fly Tying Light

Umpqua Competition Series Hooks

Spirit River Sof-Tungsten

Innovative New Tying Materials from Flymen Fishing Company

New Fly-Tying Tools from Peak Fishing

FLY TYING IS VERY MUCH an entity unto itself, with a very strong niche following. In many cases, old standards by way of vises and tools still dominate tier preferences. But we do see a number of innovative products that offer a potential new “twist” for the bench (and the traveling bench) coming down the pike in 2012.

Looking for the Latest Fly Tying Gear?

For starters, Umpqua is introducing a “Tubeology Nano” fly tying kit to handle the growing popularity of tube flies. The kit includes a vise adapter, storage system, different tubes, and heads that can be mixed and matched to create flies for specific situations. Umpqua is also launching a new line of “Competition Series” hooks.

Spirit River is introducing “Sof-Tungsten,” which can be melded in various shapes and sizes into fly patterns.

Alert Stamping has come out with a handy new dual LED fly tying light, and Peak Fishing is introducing a “Rotary Tube Fly” vise and matching accessories.

Flymen Fishing Co. will launch a number of new materials, the applications for which are only limited by the imaginations of the tiers who use them.

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