Video: How a Fly-Tying Vise Is Made


A surprising amount of work goes into creating this Regal Vise.

“How It’s Made” is a TV documentary series about how common, everyday items are manufactured. They just released this episode that takes you through the process of creating a. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.24.21

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Beadhead Baetis Nymph

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler ties an imitation of the Baetis nymphs that he finds in his local stream, the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. This pattern is meant to sink . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Staying “In the Box” for Single-Hand Spey or Skagit Casting

Ed Ward is a legend in the Spey- and Skagit-casting world, and here he explains the key to making good dynamic roll casts with a single-hand rod. According to Ward, you need to lock your casting elbow in place to keep the pivot point “in the box”–that is, in the same position through the sweep … Continue reading “Video Pro Tips: Staying “In the Box” for Single-Hand Spey or Skagit Casting”

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Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Spring Fishing in Montana

Although most anglers visit Montana in the summer, spring trout action here in Big Sky Country can be terrific. During late March and April–and before snow melt really starts–Montana rivers can offer some . . .

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Podcast: On the Sale of a Hard-Earned Gun

In this episode, Reid delves into his personal history buying and selling guns, and the reasons why some guns stick with us, and others don’t. He shares an old article on the subject that describes the process of acquisition, and . . .

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Video: A Primer on Natural Dubbing Materials

There are lots of choices when it comes to natural dubbing materials, but do you know the differences between, say, rabbit, beaver, muskrat, or angora? Tim offers a quick take on each, highlighting its best uses for fly tiers. As you build your . . .

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