Material of the Week: Realistic Tungsten Beads

Written by Shawn Brillon

These killer new beads are both heavy and realistic-looking.
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Do you really need realistic beads to tie effective nymphs for trout? Of course not. Will you want some of these? Probably. Fly tying is about a lot more than just creating flies to catch. . .

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Material of the Week: The Tactical Hook Series

Written by: Shawn Brillon

The Orvis “Fly Guy,” Shawn Brillon, knows how a good hook leads to more fish.

You may love competition fly fishing, you may hate the idea, or you may be indifferent to it. The one thing I think we can all agree on is that competitive fly fishing has added flies, techniques, . . .

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