Rubber, Above & Below

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By Bob Reece Round rubber and spandex are two members in the vast tide of synthetic materials that have washed over the fly tying world in recent years. They have both been used to create numerous surface and subsurface patterns. However, I would argue that one is...

Starting Fly Tying Season Off Right

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By Bob Reece While some people tie flies year round, the majority of fly tying in the Northern hemisphere takes place during the winter months. As the chill builds in the air, we move into this time of year filled with hours spent behind the vise...

Reece’s Beefcake Beetle

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By Bob Reece Beetles are abundant in the riparian environments that surround many of the waters that trout inhabit. Though their size range varies drastically, their appeal to trout in those areas is consistent. On water where trout frequently see hopper patterns, a properly presented beetle...

I think We’re On To Something

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By Louis Cahill You have to admit there is a family resemblance. There’s no debate that Kelly Galloup has had a huge impact on fly fishing. He certainly has on my personal fishing. I had been tying and fishing a handful of Kelly’s patterns for several years...

New Peak Tying Vise Gets Things Under Control

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Remember when you were a kid and you saw something on TV and you just had to have it? Of course you do. Who are we kidding, fly anglers never grow out of that. That's exactly what happened when I saw a video of Pat Coen...