3 Dynamite 4 Weight Rods for Small Stream Fly-Fishing

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By Louis Cahill Spring is right around the corner and that means trout fishing on small streams, but what’s the best fly rod for the job? It’s been a really wet winter here in the Southeast and it shows no sign of drying up any time soon....



Make White Trim Wraps Like Magic

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Matt Draft’s white trim wraps are one of the coolest fly rod building tricks I’ve ever seen. Making white trim wraps in traditional silk thread is a little like catching a unicorn. Doing it at all is a good trick, but making it as easy...



Quality Flies

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By Brian Kozminski —SlluurpAH-- "Set the Hook!"-exerts the guide. "Ewp~ #$^@%!! Damn, I missed again!" casually disclaimers client. "That's the third trout you've missed today." arm chair QB fishing buddy retorts from stern of the drift boat. "Lemme check that fly, I know it's your favorite 'Lucky' Adams,  ...



Making Single Turn Trim Bands the Painless Way

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Have you ever seen a fly rod with elegant single turn trim wraps? It’s a subtle and beautiful look and not easy to do well. At least not the old fashioned way. I’ve done a lot of them and there is usually profanity and heartache. Matt...



Make Beautiful Silk Wraps on Your Fly Rod Build

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There's nothing quite like a nicely done silk wrap. If you want to take your DIY florid build to the next level, silk wraps are a good place to start. It's not hard to make good silk wraps, but there are some tricks you need to...