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 [...]

Tying Kendrick’s Bama Crab

Kendrick's Bama Crab is the bottom of the food chain for a redfish (that's a good thing). This larger Kwan variation has the impressionistic profile and movement to fool fish in clear and off-color water. Pay attention to how Cory splays the rubber legs as it's an easy way to keep your bug clean and [...]

Tying Kendrick’s Wooly Mantis

Kendrick's Wooly Mantis is a staple for clear water shrimp crushers. It was first tied up by our friend and shop tier Cory Kendrick. It's a very simple, intuitive shrimp that most seasoned flats anglers already tie in one form or another. That's because the equation works. It's got the right movement and it's the [...]

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, [...]

Stacking Vs Spinning Deer Hair With Pat Cohen

There's no doubt that everyone who attended Pat Cohen's seminars here went home with new tricks and ideas that'll make them better fly tiers. Whether you couldn't make it, need a refresher, or are just searching for solutions to common fly tying and deer hair work problems - this seminar highlights mini series provides some [...]