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Podcast Interview: Tying Guru Charlie Craven

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MidCurrent gear editor Tim Romano interviews Charlie Craven, fly shop owner,  guide, author and tying guru. Charlie’s two books, Charlie’s Fly Box and Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying, are among the best-selling tying titles on the market. He started out as … more

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Gear Review: Renzetti Traveler Vise

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By way of disclaimer, I want to say, at the onset, that I am a “necessity” fly tier and not an innovator or a passionate hobbyist behind the vise. I tie about a dozen basic patterns—classic dry flies, parachute dry … more

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Custom Flies, One at a Time

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Nature Boy Designs, creators of the 550 Wader Lanyard, just added a unique service (at least for a commercial operation): made-to-order flies. Say you have an idea for a fly, but don’t know how to tie it correctly or are … 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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Alert Stamping Dual-LED Fly Tying Light

Dual Cree LEDs on separate 18″ fully flexible gooseneck arms allow users to position lights and eliminate shadows. The lights operate “cool to the touch” and last over 100,000 hours. The LEDs are bright and tuned to natural sunlight for true … more

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Umpqua Competition Series Hooks

Competition fly anglers continuously create and master new techniques to increase their efficiency on the water. When every landed fish counts, the hooking and holding ability of of their fly offerings demands a style of unique high performance hook. Designed in cooperation with … more

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Spirit River Sof-Tungsten

An easy-to-use for a variety of applications. Various shapes allow for some very realistic patterns. MSRP: $2.84/bag. Visit the Spirit River Web site for more info.  Spirit River on MidCurrent.

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Innovative New Tying Materials from Flymen Fishing Company

Fish-Skull Sculpin Head Flymen Fishing company is releasing this new style of Fish-Skull with a realistic profile (flat and broad) designed to imitate many bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies, and baby catfish. The Fish-Skull Sculpin Head is designed … more

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New Fly-Tying Tools from Peak Fishing

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Peak Rotary Tube Fly Vise Peak‘s new Rotary Tube Fly Vise is made in the U.S.A and backed by Peak’s lifetime warranty. Available with either Peak’s Pedestal Base or C-Clamp, adjustments are simple and easy to make and the vise … more

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New Gear: The Bugometer from Dry Fly Innovations

The Bugometer from Dry Fly Innovations is designed to take the guesswork out of estimating an insect’s actual size.  After figuring out what kind of bug is hatching, the two most important characteristics for an angler to identify are an … more

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