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The DaVinci Surgical Robot Tying a Royal Coachman

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Dr. Szlyk of the Mary Washington Hospital in Fredricksburg, VA demonstrates the precision and dexterity of the DaVinci Surgical Robot by tying a Royal Coachman.

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Video: Spectrum Response UV Spray

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It seems that this year more than ever fly anglers and tiers are buying into the theory that UV enhancement products like Spectrum Response UV Spray and Spirit River’s line of UV tying materials can up their chances of catching … more

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

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Simon Young of flyforums.co.uk says that “If you are one of the many flyfishers that now travel away from home and always gets worried that you haven’t got the ‘correct’ patterns then this excellent piece of kit from Snowbee could … 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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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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