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Fly Tying Tools - The Basics

Fly Tying Tools – The Basics If you fill your fly box with your flies you have tied yourself, you know that a vice is one of the most important tools you need. Last week, we looked at sources for a variety of vices but of course, there are other items that are required for…

Interview With Jean-Guy Cote

Interview With Jean-Guy Cote, Founder of Uni Products Uni Products, the well known manufacturer of threads, flosses and other fly tying materials, has been recognized by two separate fly fishing magazines for its high quality and unique products. In awarding its annual Kudos award to Uni Products, FlyRod & Reel said, “Uni Products is a…

A Pumpkin Story

A Pumpkin Story Throughout the history of fly tying, the subject of the “right” colour has stimulated much debate. Is the reported success of a particular pattern due to the precise colour? By Paul Marriner Throughout the history of fly tying, the subject of the “right” colour has stimulated much debate. Is the reported success…

A Fly Tying Bench For Under 20 Bucks

A Fly Tying Bench For Under 20 Bucks Make your own to keep all your “stuff.” By F R Fritz Nordengren After reading All About Fly Fishing for a few months, I’ve decided to try tying some flies and learning the basics. I’ve found that I really would like to have one of those fly…

Tying Saltwater Flies

[breadrumbs] Tying Saltwater Flies When some tiers see the words Salt Water and Fly Tying together they feel intimidated and are very reluctant to venture into that are of tying. This is understandable to a point because there was not, until recently, a definitive source for this type of tying. Joe Branham offers this advice…

Fly tying with Eyes

Fly tying with Eyes Joe Branham discusses the how’s, why’s and wherefores of including eyes in your fly tying. According to Joe, “Eyes, not only add cosmetics to the actual but, the general consensus is that by adding eyes to your flies, that the fly will get more takes.” Try these different ideas! Eyes play…

Classic Saltwater Flies

Classic Saltwater Flies Joe Branham discusses his upcoming book and offers a peek into some of the topics that will be covered. The Florida Cracker As some of you may or may not know, John Morin and I have signed a contract with Wild River Publishing to co-author a book on Classic Saltwater Flies. John…

Make Your Own Bobbin Threaders & Cleaners

Make Your Own Bobbin Threaders & Cleaners Have problems threading your bobbin? It may need cleaning. Here’s an article on how to easily make your own bobbin cleaners and threaders. Quick and simple. By Joe Branham Getting your thread threaded through the bobbin tube can present some problems especially if the bobbin has been used…