|Building a Drying Motor|
by Brian Ahern I have often been asked how to make a drying motor, and have also found this to be a frequent question on various web site bulletin boards. As a result I felt it may be of some use to put together instructions on how mine was done. A drying motor can be ... read more
|Building A Rod Wrapping Jig|
by Steve Clark When you get hooked by the addiction that is rod building, you are well off to simply use a cardboard box as your first wrapping jig before you know if you really want to get deeply involved in this craft. As you progress from your fir ... read more
|Rod Building Primer - part III|
In the last issue we prepped the blank and mounted the grip and seat. Next up we’ll give the rod its real character by installing the tip top and wrapping the guides. Tip tops are sized according to the inside diameter of the tube that slips over the blank, or the outside diameter of the tip ... read more
|Mouse Trap Rod Winder|
By Brian Ahern, Helena, Montana This is an actual drawing of the rod winder that I used from 1971 to about a year and a half ago. With one side of the mouse trap bar cut off the trap serves as both a spool holder and a device to adjust the thread tension. The bar is bent ... read more
|Rod Building Primer II|
Rod Building Primer part IIby Chris Carlin In the last issue we saw a quick introduction to building your own fishing rod. In this issue we will begin the actual process of constructing a rod. The first step in building your own rod is to procure a blank and the proper component ... read more
Lucian shows how to tie a Gammarus Nymph with the “Pro Sportfisher shell” â€“ a pre cut synthetic type of skin with a very realistic look.
April Vokey explains the purpose of using a Rhea feather and how to incorporate it in your flies.
The second video in the Andreas Andersson Series…the Aino. Andreas’s technique of stacking light weight materials on the back and front of the hook shank makes for a super light, yet thick profiled fly. Recipe: Rear Hook – #1 B10s Tail – EP Fibers Tail 2 – Marabou Body – Polar Chenille Mid-Body – Marabou […]
The famous Swedish salmon angler and fly tier Mikael FrÃ¶din ties a modern renderation of a classic hair winged salmon fly the Willie Gunn.
Metallica Salmon Fly designed by Mr. Petur Steingrimsson at Big Laxa in Iceland, designed whilst he was listing to a song by Metallica, on state radio Mr. Petur Steingrimsson is over 80 years old and had been a guide on the Laxa for over 60 years
Jerry French is a true steelhead fly tying innovator. He shares his vast knowledge of the construction and benefits of composite dubbing loops that is applicable to any style of tying
Summertime is Terrestrial time. There is no mistake on how effective a ant can be when fished under an overhanging tree or bank. This pattern not only offers a good “SPLAT” on contact with water, it also offers a solid profile construction and durability to fish all day.
Listen to Famous Swedish fly tyer Mikael FrÃ¶din details what he thinks makes a “great fly”
A great nymph pattern that will allow any tier to create a realistic nymph.
The Balmoral is an iconic Dee fly. Here Davie McPhail shows a detailed tutorial of its construction.
A great nymph pattern that not only looks great but is durable. Color and size can be easily adapted to meet local conditions and bugs.
Morten Bundgaard offers his take on this classic salmon fly, with modern materials and construction on a tube.
Follow along as a group of friends camp, fish, and explore while another groups explores swamps in Norway for Pike.
Davie McPhail shows an innovate fly with a very unique tailing method.
After a Christmas season that completely decimated my inventory I am happy to announce I have received a few shipments in this week. I now have all three sizes of Ruby River Fly Rods(still on sale for $99.95) in stock as well as the return of many of the popular sizes of my fly tying […]