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