The Spey Fly Advantage for Trout
A New Way to Catch Our Favorite Fish
What’s all the excitement about using Spey tackle for catching trout? Read about the equipment, flies, and fishing techniques. It sounds like fun!
Marabou with a Twist
14 Fish-Catching Flies
Marabou is usually used for making large streamers and Woolly Buggers, but it is also one of the best ingredients for crafting small trout flies.
21st-Century Soft Hackle
Better Feathers—Better Flies
Brahma hen feathers are superior to India and partridge hackles for tying many fi sh-catching patterns. This small change will make a big difference in the quality of your flies.
DIY Fly Tying
10 Useful Ideas YOU Can Use
Learn how to fashion helpful fl y tying aids and improve the tools you already own.
The Versatile Muddler Minnow
Tie This Famous Fly the Right Way
We all know this pattern, but can you tie one? Our author leads a master class on selecting the right materials, making the recognizable deer-hair head, and completing the fly.
ON THE COVER: David Klausmeyer Photo
Overcoming Writer’s Block
Tie-a-Thon Is Paying It Forward
Perfecting Deer-Hair Dry Flies
An Improved Trico Spinner
Fun with Foam Panfish Flies
Sara Jo Royalty: Blending Fly Tying with the Rest of Life
The Sparkle Pupa