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Skin and Tan Bucktails for Fly Tying

If you're anything like me, you start thinking about taking some hide home with you during hunting season. Between deer and elk, there's plenty of hair that we use in fly tying, and it's right there for the taking after downing an animal. But the process of skinning and tanning bucktails for your own personal fly tying use puts many of us - myself included...

Loon Debuts New Plasma UV Light

Loon Outdoors, renowned makers of fly tying supplies and tools, recently announced the release of their new Plasma UV Light. This UV light is built to cure all Loon resins quicker, and harder, than any previous UV torch. It also sports a hefty battery and USB charging. Check out the rest of the details here.

Upgrading Your Vise

If you're anything like a lot of anglers I know, you've spent quite a bit more time than usual this year behind your vise. That's a good thing, since it means you've probably been fishing more. But it might also have exposed some of the deficiencies in your vise that you didn't see before. Ray Kyle's latest in The Vail Daily will help you out if you're in...

Loon Announces 2021 Gear

Loon Outdoors just announced their Fall/Winter 2020-21 gear lineup, and it features some intriguing new fly tying and riverside products. In the fly tying category, Loon is rolling out their new Prime Scissors. Per their catalog, the Prime Scissors are "A large, premium pair of scissors that is the kind of sharp you only see on infomercials at 2 am. The...

How to Whip Finish by Hand

If you tie your own flies, you've been in that situation before. You're just finishing up a great fly, getting ready for tomorrow's trip, and you can't find your whip finish tool. Or, if you're one to take your tying kit with you on trips, it's the one tool you left at home. Regardless, it pays to know how to whip finish by hand, which is why this piece...

Spring 2020 Fly Fishing Gear Guide

With all of us stuck at home and wondering when we'll be able to get back on the water in earnest, I've been fielding more gear-related questions than normal. So, I decided to put together a Spring 2020 Gear Guide for all the fly anglers out there who are looking for new rods, reels, waders, boots, or tying supplies. You can view the entire gear guide here.

Umpqua Unveils ZS2 Packs and Bags

The new Fall 2019 lineup of new products from Umpqua have been announced, featuring the new ZS2 series of packs, X-Series Hooks, and much more.

December 6 Loon Live to Feature Trout Spey and Salt Patterns

This week on Loon Live the tiers are demonstrating a nifty little shrimp pattern as well as an awesome fly that can (and at times should) be fished as a nymph, but was designed to be swung through runs and riffles.  As always, Loon Live is a great way to learn new techniques and materials and have your tying questions answered. Tune in to learn more on...

MFC Unveils New Jig-head Fly Tying Options

Motana Fly Company has introduced an expanded line of jig hooks, jig beads and jig head flies.

Loon Introduces the Fly Tying Tool Kit

Loon Products has announced the release of their new Fly Tying Tool Kit. The kit includes necessary tying tools as well as a heavy duty travel case. Read more in the press release below. Loon Introduces the Fly Tying Tool Kit FromLoon: Packaged in aheavy duty travel caseand featuring the Ergo Arrow Point Scissors, Ergo All Purpose Scissors, Ergo Bobbin...