UV Highlights with UV2 Raptor Hackle

UV2 Raptor Hackle is a short Rhea plume, traditionally used for spey flies. It's a great short plume with awesome colors for your steelhead flies, but there's another bigger difference from normal Rhea plumes - Spirit River's unique UV2 dying and processing makes this hackle more easily visible to eyes that are sensitive to UV [...]

Umpqua X Series Hooks Straight To The Point Review

Umpqua's new X Series Hooks for the salt For creating imitations of saltwater species' food sources, Umpqua has just launched the new X Series of hooks. Umpqua is one of the biggest names in fly design, so they know how a hook should be designed for flies. These hooks are crazy sharp and crazy strong. [...]

Top Picks of the New Umpqua DreamStream Plus Tools

Introducing the all new Umpqua DreamStream Plus Tools Umpqua is getting into the fly tying tools game with their new DreamStream Plus Series. We've brought in the best of the series - a bobbin, a pick and hair stacker available in 2 sizes. The pick is the most exciting of the three. The stout short [...]

MFC Barred Saddle Hackle & Schlappen Review

Barred/grizzly hackles can not only be hard to find but they can also be on the expensive side. So we brought in MFC Barred Saddle Hackle and Schlappen. More modestly priced alternatives. Now nothing compares to the quality of the expensive stuff, but for the price these hackles are spectacular. The Schlappen is nice and [...]

EP Sculpt-A-Fly Fibers Review

Whether you're wondering how Enrico Puglisi integrates the subtle flash into his baitfish patterns, or you've got it down but wouldn't mind eliminating this step: EP Sculpt-A-Fly Fibers and Sculpt-A-Fly Fibers 3D are the answer. With these fibers, which are just EP Fibers or EP Fibers 3D blended with EP Sparkle, you can achieve the [...]

Angel Silk Review

Everyone loves Polar Fiber for its movement, but its length limits how large of a fly you can tie with it. That was the main appeal in bringing in Angel Silk. It is a soft, silky fiber characteristically very similar to Polar Fiber but it is much longer (see the comparison in the video above). [...]

Gamakatsu SL12S Short Hook Review

We've been loving the Gamakatsu SL12S Short hook since its recent debut. With its short shank, and with everything else the same as the popular SL12S (except the dark finish), the Short's potential as a tarpon hook was obvious. Then the feedback we received on hookup ratio and fish retention really drove the point home, [...]