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Tag: fly tying

"The Essential Mo"

Trout School tells the story of how Mo Bradley was part of a small group of dedicated fly fishers who in the 1960s developed new tactics for taking Kamloops trout in the dry, central plateau region of British Columbia. One cold December night, Mo called me in Vancouver from his home in Kamloops. It was just after Christmas and he was checking in. He was his...

Top Fly Tying Books

Whether you are new to fly tying or have been at it for a while, books can help develop your skills at tying and fly pattern design. In this post Paul Gaskell writes about his tops picks for books to help you at the fly tying desk. Read more via Discover Tenkara.

Fly Fishing Rendezvous Moves to National Western Complex

The Fly Fishing Rendezvous has opened registration for exhibitors. The fourth annual event is set to be held May 4-5, 2019, and this year is moving locations to the National Western Complex in Denver, CO. Read more in the press release below. Fly Fishing Rendezvous Moves to National Western Complex From Fly Fishing Rendezvous: The Fly Fishing Rendezvous has...

Bavarian Fly Tying Open 2019

The Bavarian Fly Tying Open 2019 is heralded as the largest European fly tying contest and offers tiers a good overview of the newest international trends. The deadline to enter is February 25, 2019. Visit the Bavarian Fly Tying Open website for more details.

Tippet: Northern Pike on the Fly, Importance of a Good Net, Tips for Tying Season

Northern Pike are a great species to chase on the fly. “Found in most rivers and lakes in the Northern regions of North American and Europe, the Pike is an aggressive predator putting just about anything that swims into its belly if it gets the chance,” writes Jack Condon. “This aggression and the size these fish can reach makes them one of the most...

"Turning Lures Into Fishing Magic"

Bloomberg profiles tier Pat Cohen. "My name is Pat Cohen. I design fly tying materials, fly tying tools, and manufacture flies and I sell them around the world to fly anglers and fly shops. There's three kinds of flies. There's your raw, basic fish-catching flies, there's artistic flies, and then there's a blend of those two where they can be artistic and...

Tying Up Some Answers

I used to think the surest way to attract expert opinion was to pop the hood on my truck. Then about a week ago I started tying flies. To be fair, I asked for the criticism… sort of. I posted a few photos of my feeble tying attempts on Facebook. As everyone knows by now, social media is the realm of experts. Folks will tell you whatever you “need” to...

Books and DVDs for First-Time Tiers

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I'm looking to start tying flies for the first time. After wading through all of the options for vises, tools, materials, etc., I'm still left with one big decision to make: What books/DVDs do you recommend for a first-time fly tier? Jan M., currently in Almaty, Kazakhstan...

Back to the Future: The Flies of Greg Senyo

If you tie streamers—heck if you tie anything—then you probably know the name Greg Senyo, which appears on a variety of products with a number of companies: Lazer Dub, Shaggy Dub, Predator Wrap, Articulated Shanks. And that's just a short list.  Steelheaders know him for his swing patterns, which are spectacular in the true sense of the word: they are...

Tying the Royal Wulff

Tim Flagler shows his method for tying an attractor pattern that is a perennial favorite for rougher-water trout fishing.  He ties the pattern on a long-shank TMC 100 hook, size 12, but the Royal Wulff works well on anything from a size 10 all the way down to an 18.