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Clown Shoe Caddis

Tying the Clown Shoe Caddis

by Charlie Craven 0

I have been extremely lucky in my lifetime to have met and known a lot of great fly tiers. Traveling… more »

User Friendly Fly

Tying the User Friendly Fly Pattern

by Charlie Craven 0

Over the years, I have become a bigger and bigger fan of flies that solve problems. “Improved” patterns often start… more »

Perfect Fly

A Solid Foundation Builds the Perfect Fly

by Charlie Craven 0

Fly tying, like fly fishing itself, is loaded with infinitesimal details. I’m convinced that’s why it attracts all of us…. more »

Mercer's Missing Link

Mercer’s Missing Link

by Mike Mercer 0

Missing Link: That fly pattern which links together common features of many different insects, and insect life cycles, making it… more »

Predator Scandi

Tying the Predator Scandi

by Charlie Craven 0

Greg Senyo seems to be everywhere these days. He runs a guide service called Steelhead Alley Outfitters out of Holland,… more »


Tying the Hell Razor Craw

by Charlie Craven 0

There are very few gaps in my fly arsenal. I have boxes of flies for every stage of every insect… more »


Two Bit Stone

by Charlie Craven 0

It’s always a good idea to have a plan and, indeed, I had a great plan in mind when I… more »

Oliver White ties his arapaima flies with Owner Aki 8/0 hooks. Jim Klug photo

Big Flies for (Really) Big Fish

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Tying arapaima flies with Oliver White and guide Shun Alvin When I came back from Guyana and showed friends and… more »


World’s Top 13 Pike Flies

by Matt Straw 10

Pike live in a green chiaroscuro. Their own green coloration adds to the effect while hiding them perfectly. Pike, therefore,… more »

Tweaking the Adams Fly

Tweaking the Adams Fly

by Charlie Craven 0

To me, one of the most compelling things about tying flies is that no matter how long you’ve done it… more »

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