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Tag: fly tying

Getting Started in Fly Tying

In this Q&A segment, Kev from Asheville writes: "I guess I'm a little late with this. I was wondering about beginning tying. I have been fishing my entire life. I have made my own bass lures, etc., but I have never tried fly tying. I have no idea where to even start. I have watched all of your videos that I can find, including the "which vise to buy...

Podcast Interview with Tom Whiting

Anyone who ties flies, or fly fishes at all, has likely heard of Whiting Farms. They produce some of the best fly tying hackle in the world, and their capes are a favorite of competitive anglers and weekend warriors alike. The folks over at Wet Fly Swing (a great fly fishing resource for beginners, with tons of podcasts and articles on the more intricate...

29th International Fly Tying Symposium Set for Sheraton Parsippany Nov. 23-24

The 29th International Fly Tying Symposium will be held Nov. 23-24 in the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ.

Setting Up a Travel Fly Tying Kit

From a lightweight vise to selecting materials and hooks, Dan Zazworsky writes a great article on how to pack a travel fly tying kit. “There is nothing worse than losing your last killer fly pattern to a good fish right in the middle of a long weekend fishing trip,” he writes, “but the best way to prevent that from ruining the rest of your trip, is to...

AMFF 12th Annual Fly-Fishing Festival

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will hold their 12th annual Fly-Fishing Festival in Manchester, Vermont, on August 10, 2019. The event features vendors, demonstrations, music, food, and more.

"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...