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Household Items That Double As Fly-Tying Tools

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Over on the Sage blog, Scott Krashan lets us in on a little secret: there are plenty of household items that “can substitute for more expensive fly-tying tools or at least fill the gaps.” He goes on to describe what … more

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Video: C&F Marco Polo Travel Fly Tying Kit

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Rick Mikesell at Trout’s fly shop explains the details of one of the most complete travel fly tying kits on the market, C&F’s Marco Polo Fly Tying System. At $649.95 this thing isn’t cheap, but it does have some of the … more

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

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MidCurrent recently talked to Kris Keller, a 24-year-old self described fishing and fly-tying addict who’s one of the people in charge of Montana Fly Company‘s  overseas factory operations. We asked him what his day-to-day routine is in a  foreign fly-tying … more

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

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Rick Mikesell of Trout’s Flyfishing points out some of the key features of the premium-priced C&F Reference Vise, a tool that he considers the “Cadillac of Fly Tying Vises” because of these features: Link Arm: Adjusts jaw height without affecting the … more

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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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