Fly Tying Tip: Use Contrast Colors For Your Tying Desk

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It doesn’t matter if you have been tying flies for one week or thirty years. Chances are, right now, your tying desk is a chaotic mess of thread, feathers, furs, hooks, and beads. It’s just a fact of the tying life. Despite all of the drawers,...



Reece’s Big Bandit

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By Bob Reece THE COMBINATION OF SIMPLICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS ARE APPRECIATED BY MANY FLY TIERS. Constructed from three major body materials, the Big Bandit epitomizes this concept. Its simple construction eases the time invested in the tying process while its effectiveness on the water justifies...



Saturday Shoutout / Tenkara Tying

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A collection of Kaberi tying videos from Northwest Tenkara. It’s been a while since we had some good tenkara info so I though I’d share these great tying videos. Like all things tenkara, these flies are simple but effective. I’m especially fond of the Midge Kaberi...



Beefcake Stone

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By Bob Reece As the winter snows of the Rocky Mountains begin to thaw, a change is set in motion. The landscape breaks loose and emerges from a crisp exoskeleton of winter. For many fly fishers the pinnacle of this yearly change is the transformation of Pteronarcys...



4 Worm Patterns I Always Carry In My Fly Box

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Worm Fly Patterns That Consistently Catch Fish It's no secret worm patterns are super consistent most of the year for catching both stocked and wild trout. They work especially well for stocked fish, after a big rain, and during the spring, winter, and fall seasons. I've...