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New Mylar Colors from UNI

UNI Products has announced the release of new colors to their UNI-Mylar line of tying thread: Holographic Rainbow and Clear. Read more in the press release below. New Mylar Colors from UNI From UNI-Products: UNI-Products announces the addition of two … more

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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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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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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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Podcast Interview: Peak Fishing’s Al Ritt

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Al Ritt, brand manager of Peak Fishing, gives us the skinny on fly tying robots (sorta), fly tying in practice, and how Peak’s fly tying vices and equipment, which are completely made in Loveland, Colorado, came to have a background … more

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Behind the Scenes: Testing Commercial Fly Patterns

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Ever wonder how some of those commercial fly patterns you buy in stores get through the selection process before becoming viable mass-distributed products? Well, the peeps over Umpqua Feather Merchants at one point in the elimination rounds literally swim them … more

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Umpqua Tubeology Nano Fly Tying Kit

A complete tube fly tying system with vise adapter, tube fly storage system, different size and weight tubes, and patented interchangeable heads to vary weight and attitude of the fly. One Tubeology tube fly can interchange over one hundred different … more

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