68 posts categorized "Fly Tying"

December 07, 2006

Klinkhamer Special


VIA Rackelhanen LINK

December 05, 2006

Fly Tying Desks by Charles



November 21, 2006

The Stoney Creek Company


Creators of fine fly tying furniture. LINK

November 13, 2006

Coldstream Fly Tying Furniture


Fine fly tying furniture since 1994. LINK

October 19, 2006

Fyre Fly

According to the DAPfly site, the “Fyre-Fly” is a unique and indispensable tool for the fly fisherman / fly tier. LINK

September 29, 2006

John Gallis Custom Fly Tying Desk


This fly tying desk cost more than you car. LINK

September 27, 2006

A Better Source for Copper Ribbing Wire


VIA Quest Outdoors LINK

September 22, 2006

Mounting Dumbell Eyes


I can't tell you how many times I've had dumbells wiggle loose on my flies.  Here's a simple clip to help avoid this. 


September 21, 2006

Free Online Fly Tying Classes


We sniffed out news from our boy Murdock that FlyTyingForum.com is offering free virtual tying classes

FTF's mission is to "Unite fly tyers around the world" and this new program will allow tyers around the world to learn from one another just as if they were sitting in the same room.


September 13, 2006

Discounted Tying Materials


Just got back from my local fly shop (stocking up for a weekend vise session) only to find that materials come much cheaper in my backyard.  It turns out that Pirate (Reel Pure's 1 yr old Jack Russell mascot) felt guilty about assaulting my rabbit skin pelt just last week.  Way to go my man!

June 27, 2006

Nordic Way Tube Flys


Velcome to the vorld of tube flies.  LINK

April 25, 2006



A tribute to Curtis Mayfield and a Free software program that allows you to keep track of fly patterns.

When I started fly-tying I looked around for good software to keep track of fly patterns. There were a few but none were very Eli-friendly, most had limited features, and all cost money. So over an all-you-can-eat fish & chips dinner, my buddy Doug and I came up with everything we'd like to see in a fly-fishing / fly-tying computer package. I went home and got to work and about 36 hours later called up Doug to say it was done. Since then I've added a few features but it's essentially the same fly pattern, insect, hatch, water body, people database that it was on January 15, 1996. Five years later it's still the best software I've seen of its kind and it's still free. I hope you agree.


April 10, 2006

Addiction to fly-tying vise


A profile of Norm Norlander, inventor of the Nor-Vise from the Achorage Daily News.

Not that the Norlanders are totally devoted to work. Ruthe notes that Norm, who retired from a career as an engineer working with other whirling things -- such as timber-cutting saws for Weyerhauser -- takes plenty of time to fly fish.

March 10, 2006

Custom Make Your Own Fly Tying DVD�s

FEATHER-CRAFT has partnered with Video-Ventures to be the first in our industry to offer CUSTOM MADE fly tying DVD�s. You choose from over 75 fly patterns from five of today�s top fly tyers; Shane Stalcup, A. K. Best, Brad Befus, Harrison Steeves, and Joe Warren. You choose the patterns that you want to learn, they are burned onto a disc, and your custom DVD is delivered to you in about 5 working days. 

February 21, 2006

The Latest in Fly Tying Equipment


Concerns about bird flu are forcing the makers of the artificial flies used by anglers to turn to synthetic fibres instead of traditional material such as pheasant or duck feathers -- sacrilege in the eyes of some purists.  LINK

February 07, 2006

Tied to Tradition

060205flytie2 In a tiny room the size of an Irish snug, Selene Dumaine works with a sunroof at her back, a large, brilliant stained glass window by her side, and a light like a surgeon's in her face. The work she is doing is a precise science.

But a peek inside this portal to a fly fisherman's version of heaven would leave any non-angler confused.  LINK

January 27, 2006

If only Picasso had been a fly-tying angler


I've wondered about this naming business from time to time. When you're a little kid, do you dream of a fly with your name, like a bridge or an opera? What if Pablo Picasso had been born in Livingston, Montana, to a fly-fishing clan — he could have left us with the Picasso midge cripple, instead of a world visually enriched beyond imagination.

VIA The Yakima Herald Republic  LINK

January 12, 2006

Trout Don't Speak Latin


A cross reference of common fly names to taxonomic names. This is a compilation of sixteen hatch charts and various other sources.

VIA Nova Scotia Fly Fishing

January 03, 2006

Robotic Insects


So let's experiment a bit.  LINK

A very good Water Strider pattern  LINK

December 23, 2005

Holiday Theme Fly Patterns

The Green Grinch  LINK

The Christmas Tree   LINK

The White River Christmas Tree Wooly Bugger  LINK

The X-Mas Island Special  LINK


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