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How to Frame Flies in a Shadow Box

How to Frame Flies in a Shadow Box

A detailed look at not only matting and framing flies, but also how to build the custom frame.

What We Can Learn From Competitive Fly Fishing – Tightline Productions

What We Can Learn From Competitive Fly Fishing – Tightline Productions

Nothing is more polarizing in fly fishing than the phrase “Competitive Fly Fishing”. These events range from local grassroots gatherings to large international events.

Conservation – Wild Steelhead Coalition 15 yr

Conservation – Wild Steelhead Coalition 15 yr

In honor of our 15-year anniversary, we teamed up with our good friend Shane Anderson to make a short film that pays homage to wild steelhead and the great work our members have accomplished over the last 15 years. Please take a few minutes to watch the film and donate $15 to ensure that we […]

‪Public Lands Proud‬ by Dan Fraiser

‪Public Lands Proud‬ by Dan Fraiser

Washington DC is careening down the path of turning over Federal Public Lands to the states in a thinly veiled attempt to force their sale. In fact, the number of acres of State owned public land has shrunk almost 90% in some states.

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary

Oregon’s North Umpqua River is one of the most important ecological areas in the Northwest, providing more than many miles of high-quality habitat for salmon, steelhead, trout and other native species. And Steamboat Creek is the most productive steelhead tributary on the North Umpqua. It deserves protection as a steelhead sanctuary, and it is only fitting to also honor World War II veteran and conservation legend Frank Moore in doing so.

Vintage Hardy Perfect Fly Reels

Vintage Hardy Perfect Fly Reels

Take a look at some Vintage Hardy Perfect Fly reels. These three Salmon sized reels are “pre-war” which means that were made prior to World War 2. From exteriors to inner workings, take a look at each reel on its own and then compare to other vintage reels. 3 1/2 in Salmon Reel 3 3/4 […]

STREAMER CLASSES AT DALLY’S January 2015

STREAMER CLASSES AT DALLY’S January 2015

Three great days of Streamer fishing events at Dally’s Fly shop

How To – Build Sink Tips with T-14

How To – Build Sink Tips with T-14

Here is a simple and long lasting way to build sink tips with bulk material and a trick with colored nail knots that allow for easy recongition.

The Journey Home: Healing Waters

The Journey Home: Healing Waters

The MHC (The Mental Health Channel) has produced a new video featuring Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF). They followed 3 combat veterans through a special event hosting PHWFF members in a 2fly contest.

Loop knots and loop to loop connections with RIO – Double Surgeon Loop & Perfection Loop

Loop knots and loop to loop connections with RIO – Double Surgeon Loop & Perfection Loop

Great instruction videos from Rio Products on how to tie two different loop knots and then the proper connection for attaching them.

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey Explains How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers

April Vokey explains the purpose of using a Rhea feather and how to incorporate it in your flies.

Mikael Frödin – What makes a good fly

Mikael Frödin – What makes a good fly

Listen to Famous Swedish fly tyer Mikael Frödin details what he thinks makes a “great fly”

Fishing for Huchen in Slovenia – Kevin Hospodar

Fishing for Huchen in Slovenia – Kevin Hospodar

Some photos of Huchen fishing in Slovenia

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

A set of ten impressive salmon flies from the vise of Shawn Mitchell

North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar

North Carolina False Albacore – Kevin Hospodar

Late summer/ fall False Albacore have a feeding frenzy on the southern coast of North Carolina. Here is my view of one weekend mid-October 2013.

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