A Guideline To Accuracy in Fly Tying

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By Bob Reece Good fly tying is all about accuracy. One aspect of fly tying that often creates frustration is tying in materials in the desired location.   As hook size decreases, this task can becomes even more difficult.  While time spent tying helps to conquer this...



Tenkara Fly-tying

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I initially got interested in fly-fishing because of flies and fly-tying. The idea of creating a lure using feathers and thread was very appealing to me. Before I ever got my first fly rod I probably tied well over 100 flies. Of course, I got indoctrinated...



CE Tech Innovations Pedestal Base

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By Bob Reece A firm foundation for your vise is critical to the success of your fly tying efforts.  This is especially true for tiers who use pedestal bases.  For years I have searched for one that gave my vise true stability.  I finally found one that...



Fly Tying: Working With Wire

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By Bob Reece Wire is a common ingredient in nymph patterns.  Whether in the form of ribbing or full body segments, this material adds the important elements of segmentation, durability and weight.  Yet, because of its fairly rigid nature, it can be a difficult material to work...



Have A Plan Before You Tie

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By Justin Picket I literally just walked away from my tying desk and I am now sitting in front of my laptop…  And not because I just finished whipping up a ton of awesome, fish-enticing flies and I need to order more materials. It’s quite the opposite...