Posted by: Tom K.
December 18, 2013

Tom K.

The Squirrel Tail

A very long time ago my 6th grade teacher and coach found out I was beginning to fly fish. He pulled me aside and asked if I was interested in learning to tie flies. I was, and throughout the winter he walked me through all the basic techniques of tying dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers. Those eighth period breaks still are some of my favorite classes in school. The first pattern I learned…

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Posted by: Andy
December 17, 2013


Can You Cast “Art?”


  There are some good looking lures out there.  Not only can they catch fish but some certainly possess aesthetic value. Sometimes it’s the sheer realistic look of the lure that is incredible. Other times, it is a small attention to detail or a unique appearance of something that didn’t come off an assembly line. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What may be just a loaded tackle box to you, may be…

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Posted by: Debbie
December 9, 2013


10 Things You Need to Tie Your First Fly


We all get bummed when snowy, windy or rainy days put a damper on our fishing plans, but these types of days create the perfect opportunity to learn how to tie flies. If you haven’t tried fly fishing yet or are still learning how to fly fish, tying flies can be a rewarding hobby once you invest in some basic materials. One of the easiest flies to tie is a streamer-type fly called the Woolly…

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Posted by: admin
February 13, 2013

How to Find (and Fix) Pinhole Leaks in Waders

Nothing will “dampen” (and I mean that literally) the start of a fishing season quicker than jumping in an icy river and discovering that your waders leak.  Large rips and tears are usually easy to identify.  It’s those annoying pinholes that are harder to find, but are no less annoying when water starts seeping in. The good news is that you don’t need a soaker to tell you if your waders are leaky.  A good…

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Posted by: Tom K.
January 23, 2013

Tom K.

Fly Tying with Kids

Byron Begley at the vice.

  I will never forget the first fish I caught on a dry fly that I tied.  I was 14 and spent the morning fishing Mill River in Connecticut with a friend of mine.  We had not caught a thing come noon.  On our way out we passed a much older man who was smoking a pipe and sitting on the bank.  He had been watching us for a while. “You fellas should wait it…

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