Tying Flies With One Hand

Tying Flies With One Hand

Jesse Scott of Everett, Washington, has invented a device to help wounded soldiers tie flies with the physical use of only one hand. He came up with the idea at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Ft Lewis, Washington, while working with Sergeant First Class Marvin Johnson, US Army. Johnson was wounded twice in two tours of duty in the Middle East. His second injury rendered his left arm immobile from the shoulder down.

Working the the Federation of Fly Fishers, Scott has perfected the original device and has published plans so you can make your own "Evergreen Hand" and help wounded vets (and others) enjoy the creativity of fly tying. Tying Flies With One Hand


Tying Flies With One Hand


Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Fly Tying

Tying the Strong Arm Merkin

David W. Skok - July 09, 2019

Here are step-by-step instructions for tying the Strong Arm Merkin fly.

Lines

8 New Fly Lines for 2019

Fly-Fisherman

Here's a look at 8 new fly lines for 2019.

Fly Tying

Perdigon Nymph

Charlie Craven - January 15, 2019

These dense, indestructible nymphs will improve your subsurface game.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Basic Saltwater Casting

In saltwater, several basic rules of the sea allows anglers to wade safely, cast well, and catch fish.

Casting Backhand in Tight Quarters

A backhand cast is when you use your backcast to deliver the fly.

A More Perfect Reel!

There's a new Hardy Perfect Reel that's even more perfect than the original (1927) Perfect--which was flawlessly hardy.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Worldwide

5 Best Trout Fishing Spots in the World

Ross Purnell, Editor

Fly-Fisherman Editor Ross Purnell shares his top five best trout fishing destinations in the...

United States

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado

Steven B. Schweitzer - May 03, 2016

Read about Colorado's backcountry fly fishing in " Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Colorado."

How-To

Picking the Perfect Fly-Fishing Leader

George Daniel - January 22, 2018

George Daniels offers his advice on which types of fly-fishing leaders are best for the most...

See More Stories

More Fly Tying

Fly Tying

The Home Invader

Doug Mcknight - January 30, 2016

I developed the Home Invader about 15 years ago for fishing smallmouth on the Delaware River,...

Fly Tying

Tying Grillos's User Friendly

Charlie Craven - December 19, 2018

Trout can't resist it, and it's easy to keep it floating.

Fly Tying

The BULKhead Deceiver

Jonny King - January 29, 2016

Bob Popovic's latest all-bucktail saltwater fly, the BULKhead Deceiver.

See More Fly Tying

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×