Fair Flies – Quality Fly Tying Materials Made To Give New Hope

Fair Flies – Quality Fly Tying Materials Made To Give New Hope

In October 2017 we traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal and trained more than 40 people, primarily women, to make our 5D Brushes. Many of these individuals are at risk of exploitation. In Nepal, exploitation usually involves trafficking, which has several forms, with the most pervasive being sex trafficking (mostly female minors) and labor trafficking (mostly young men). One of the largest problems in Nepal is lack of employment. Sadly, this forces young women into dire situations, both in country and abroad. The number of women and children trafficked out of Nepal is estimated at 30,000 a year, or more than 80 people a day. Lack of employment also forces young men to seek work outside the country. It is estimated that 1,600 Nepali men leave their home every day, seeking work outside the country. This often turns into bonded labor in perilous working condition. Continue reading “Fair Flies – Quality Fly Tying Materials Made To Give New Hope”

Fly Tying Month 2019 Photo Contest Winners

Fly Tying Month 2019 Photo Contest Winners

Fly Tying Month has been a great month of knowledge, sharing ideas and a wonderful sense of community. We set out this month launching 4 different photo contests covering 4 very different themes but all coming together to celebrate the art of fly tying. This month we have seen some amazing behind the scenes photos of some of your fly tying benches and rooms, we have seen fish caught with flies you made, your favorite flies and fly boxes made representing hours and hours of time and money investing in building them. What a contest! Thank you everyone for taking the time to submit your photos and participate in our giveaway.

We also want to thank all our amazing brands that gave us gear that made this giveaway possible! Here are all our sponsors, Thank you! Umpqua Feather Merchants, Firehole Outdoors, Fair Flies, Wapsi, Dr. Slick, Loon Outdoors, Griffin Enterprises, Fishpond, Tacky & TyWheel.
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How To Tie The Balanced Ghost (Balanced Leech): Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Balanced Ghost (Balanced Leech): Fly Tying Video

The Balanced Ghost (Balanced Leech)

The balanced leech is fished best under an indicator in stillwaters when there is some wind causing top water disturbance to give constant action and movement to your fly. 10-20 feet of water seems ideal over weed beds. Tied in many colors, this fly is great for imitating a leech or a minnow. Try tying one today!

This month for Fly Tying Month we are tying TWICE a week along with all our other sales and giveaways! Join us every Friday during March to join in on the fun of an extra fly tying tutorial! Check out our Bench Guide to learn all the details.

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How To Tie The Nitro Caddis Pupa: Fly Tying Instructional Video

How To Tie The Nitro Caddis Pupa: Fly Tying Instructional Video

The Nitro Caddis Pupa

Created by Andrij Hordysky, the Nitro caddis pupa is an awesome realistic imitation of just that, a pupating caddis. For a lot of caddis flies, it takes a good while for this stage. If they are a free formed caddis fly they have to create their entire casing vs. simply closing the existing casing a case caddis features. This means they could be working on this for weeks or even months. Considering that, I tend to tie this fly on pretty often. It is a perfect dropper fly under a hefty stimulator or foam dry fly.

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Fly Tying Month 2019 – Update #2

Fly Tying Month 2019 – Update #2


We had another great week during our Annual Fly Tying Month and our time is getting short. Another 6 daily winners picked and have now shipped out over $1300 in fly tying gear through our Daily Facebook Giveaways and saw even more great images roll in to our 4 different photo contests! We also saw lots of people finish their shopping lists of fly tying materials & tools to stock up and save up to 15% off during our sale! Here is what went down over this last week!
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How To Tie The Chart Baetis: Fly Tying Video

How To Tie The Chart Baetis: Fly Tying Video

The Chart Baetis

A great baetis pattern to fish deep or in discolored or high/off colored water. A tungsten bead helps get rig down quick in turbulent water. I will also tie with couple other color matte beads. I like the fluorescent orange and the caddis green bead. Also try tying this fly from 16-22 hook sizes. An easy tie and very effective. Designed by Max Pavel.

This month for Fly Tying Month we are tying TWICE a week along with all our other sales and giveaways! Join us every Friday during March to join in on the fun of an extra fly tying tutorial! Check out our Bench Guide to learn all the details.

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