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Video: Make a Homemade Bobbin with Chinese Take Out

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Here’s one for all you DIY people… You didn’t misread that headline. According to Jim Misiura, you can make a homemade thread bobbin with an ink pen tube, some spring wire from some Chinese take out, a few beads and … more

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Video: Tenkara Flies Compared with Western Counterparts

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Daniel Galhardo of Tenkara USA educates us in the simplicity of tying Tenkara flies, as well as their differences when compared to the “western” style of fly tying.

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Flymen Fishing Company’s New Articulated Shank

Designed specifically for articulated flies used when chasing predatory gamefish, the new Chocklett’s Articulated Big Game Shank from Flymen is optimized for both strength and length, allowing tiers to create large flies for everything from barracuda to northern pike. Read … more

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Podcast Interview: Jeff Fryover, Umpqua Feather Merchants

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In this week’s podcast interview we pick the brains of Jeff Fryover, CEO and president of Umpqua Feather Merchants. Jeff’s been with Umpqua for almost two decades.  Over the course of the chat he gives the backstory of the 41-year-old … more

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Flymen Fishing Expands CrawBodies Line

Accommodating tying for trout patterns to bass flies, Flymen Fishing has expanded their line of Fish-Skull® CrawBodies to include two new sizes, large and extra large, now available along with the original small and medium. Read more in the press … more

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HMH Tube Fly Method Kit

Containing everything you need (including an instructional DVD) for tying tube flies for game fish, Maine-based HMH Vises has announced the release of their Universal Tube Fly Method Kit, with interchangeable tubes and accessories enabling you to easily “tie any … more

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UNI-Product’s Mylar Line

Useful for body ribbing, adding flash, and building wingcases, two new colors from UNI-Product’s mylar line will join the already popular lineup: Holographic Light Blue and Holographic Chartreuse are now available. Read more in the press release below. UNI-Products, a … more

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New Mini Sculpin-Helmets from Flymen Fishing Company

Building upon the innovation of their award-winning Fish-Skull® brand, the Flymen Fishing Company has announced the release of a smaller lineup: Mini Sculpin-Helmets. Around the same size as standard bead chain eyes, the Mini offers tiers more diverse choices. Read … more

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Podcast Interview: Bill Black of Spirit River Talks UV Tying Materials

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Bill Black has seen and done a lot in the fly tying material world. He and his brother started Umpqua feather merchants, which was later sold, back in the 70s. He then started his current company, Spirit River, in 1990. He … more

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Video: Montana Fly Company’s Ultra Realistic Crab Pattern

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Sammi Johnson of Montana Fly Company explains the newest addition to their saltwater fly offerings, the Crabby Patty. The pattern uses, “real crab back photographs and a clear resin that makes for a ultra-realistic crab pattern for saltwater fishing. It features extra … more

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