Archive for the ‘Product Reviews’ Category

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

Alec Jackson the Man Behind the Hooks….and a whole lot more. By VERN-O

When it comes to Spey flies you can’t get away from the name Alec Jackson. Most recognizable in the series of Daiichi brand hooks that he developed. As I sit at my vise and tie spey fly after Spey fly, his name keeps flashing in front of me. I keep asking who is Alec Jackson and how did he get his name on every pack of these elegant and beyond durable hooks?

Reader Reviews: Flymen Fishing Co – Sculpin Helmet

Reader Reviews: Flymen Fishing Co – Sculpin Helmet

The Sculpin Helmet is an exciting, new style of Fish-Skull™ with a realistic, flat and broad profile that imitates common bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies and baby catfish. Designed for use on both hook and tube flies it allows anglers to easily tie weighted streamers that fish deep and imitate these popular predator food sources.

Have an opinion about this product? Share your comments and rate this product in the comment section below

Reader Reviews: Peak Rotary Vise

Reader Reviews: Peak Rotary Vise

Designed for optimal tying efficiency and ease of adjustment and set-up. Materials (including Stainless Steel, Brass, Tool Steel, and Aircraft Aluminum) are chosen to last a lifetime of tying. Hardened and tempered tool steel jaws hold hooks, from size 2 (depending on exact hook wire diameter) down to the smallest you can buy, securely. All […]

Reader Review: Simms Freestone Waders

Reader Review: Simms Freestone Waders

Updated with features you’ve asked for and built with Simms QuadraLam™ Technology with Toray® fabric, these very affordable waders stand up to challenging conditions with total comfort and performance. QuadraLam™ Technology with Toray® waterproof fabric 100% Nylon face fabric with DWR finish Adjustable elastic 1.5″ suspenders Front hand warmer pocket with quick-drying microfleece lining External […]

The Blitz

The Blitz

Tosh Brown and Pete McDonald are realsing a new book “The Blitz”, which profiles Blitz up the eastern coast of the US. Here is their teaser video, profiling their fishing along the way.

Reader Reviews: 6th Finger Scissors

Reader Reviews: 6th Finger Scissors

While some scissors which are designed to be held at all times have been on the market for some time, they are often bulky, restricting the tyer’s hand from performing the basic tasks associated with fly tying. The Sixth Finger Scissors are unique as the small diameter ring allows your fingers to have a full […]

Reader Reviews: Nor-Vise

Reader Reviews: Nor-Vise

Manufacturer Description Precision ball bearing and heavy brass hubs enable the Nor-Vise to also work like a spinning wheel for dubbing like you have never seen before. Perfectly shaped and textured bodies, with all dubbing materials, can be created, without wax, better, faster and much easier than by any other method. The Nor-Vise concept is […]

Liberty and Justice

Liberty and Justice

“I first saw Tom Herr’s Liberty and Justice on an online fly tying forum. I was not only impressed by the skill, but more-so the purpose. Here is Tom’s story of one special serviceman and a challenge to all of us.”– KH My most vivid memory of him occurred after he returned home for leave. […]

“Pops”- by VERN-O

“Pops”- by VERN-O

Vern-O is a commercial fly tyer from upstate New York. You can see his flies at J. Stockard’s Fly Market, or visit his Blog Vern-o.blogspot.com April 1st for many in the Northeast signals the opening of trout season. For the rest of the country it means April Fool’s Day. I have been fishing for as […]

DVD review- Skagitmaster 2 with Scott Howell

DVD review- Skagitmaster 2 with Scott Howell

Building off Skagitmaster 1 with Ed Ward, comes Skagitmaster 2 with Scott Howell “Steelheading outside of the box”. Bottom line… These are real skills and knowledge that will help you catch fish.

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

Book Review: Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying by Alex Cerveniak

In this book, Charlie Craven takes a no BS approach in introducing the reader to the art of fly tying. Like many fly tiers, I am mostly self-taught.  I like to think I’ve done pretty well for myself.  I certainly can’t take all of the credit for the techniques I’ve figured out at the vise, […]

Oasis Benches and accessories

Oasis Benches and accessories

Oasis Benches offers a full line of product that suite the needs of any fly tier. The Fly Factory and the Sparkle Spinner 16 can help you stay organized and make you a better tier.

Dr. Slick Razor and Twisted Loop scissors

Dr. Slick Razor and Twisted Loop scissors

Dr. Slick is a leading name in the Fly tying industry. Check out two of their great models of scissors.

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

The following is an excerpt from the book, Opening Days, by Richard Chiaponne. It is from the chapter titled, “Perfect: A Fly Tier’s Beginnings.”

Book Review: Trout Stream Insects by Dick Pobst

Book Review: Trout Stream Insects by Dick Pobst

GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), November 1997 Binding Type: Hardcover Retail Price: $16.95 at the Hatches Store ISBN: 1-55821-067-9 “The trout’s biggest advantage is selectivity, and we can counteract it only by knowing the insects that make up his diet.  This is the reason for the study of stream entomology by the angler, […]

WordPress SEO