On The Vise IS Fly Tying
by Peter Jacobson on Jan 27, 2014 in Fly Tying, Fly Fishing

Jim Hester (Tidewaterfly) came over to the Eastern Shore back in mid-September on a mission to catch his first redfish on a fly. Not that I was gonna be much help. I’m a Yankee transplant; this has been my first season chasing reds, and at that time, I’d only managed to catch a few, most...

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by Kirk Dietrich on Nov 14, 2013 in Fly Tying, Fly Fishing

When I began making poppers for bass and bream back in the early 1980’s, two of my mentors, Ted Cabali of south Louisiana and Walt Holman of Huntsville, Alabama, used 30 minute cure epoxy as a “clear coat” finish on their bugs. Those poppers looked and fished better than the store ...

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by Peter Jacobson on Sep 4, 2013 in Fly Tying

What’s the best adhesive for fly tying?   That’s a question that pops up on forums with some regularity, particularly from tyers who are just getting started in the craft. And the best answer I can give a beginner is that there isn’t one. Instead, what we have is a long li...

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by Ben Treppa on Jul 26, 2013 in Fly Tying

Here is a Step By Step (SBS) tutorial of how to tie the Furry Shrimp. I developed this pattern to use in the Gulf of Mexico in the Pine Island Sound. Its been a successful fly for Spotted Sea Trout (Specks) and Redfish. I fish it on a floating line and tie it with several weight variations for ...

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by Luke McCoy on Jul 2, 2013 in Fly Tying

Unless you have an experienced teacher constantly at your side, certain aspects of fly tying are often learned only through the school of hard knocks. It doesn't have to be that way. Collected here are twelve important tips for fly tying, which too often go untold. Knowing these up front can mak...

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by Kirk Dietrich on Jun 18, 2013 in Fly Tying

Eyes Finish a Bug Nothing brings a bug to life like a pair of eyes. They really catch your eye and give character and animation to your bugs so I almost always use them. Just as I have caught fish on unpainted bugs, I’ve caught fish on streamers and top water bugs without eyes on them. Som...

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by Luke McCoy on Jun 11, 2013 in Fly Tying

11 Father's Day Presents for Fly Tyers Fly tying is an obsessive and challenging hobby, so if your dad's a fly tyer, it should be a cinch to find him the perfect Father's Day present. You know he'll always be on the hunt for new ways to make his fly tying just a bit more efficient ...

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by Luke McCoy on Feb 1, 2013 in Site News, Fly Tying

We will be giving out a Peak Fishing Rotary Vise to one lucky member who has signed up for On The Vise since we launched until Feb. 28th, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random on Mar. 1st, 2013.   We also have the weekly giveaways and month of a fly giveaways running as well.  ...

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by Luke McCoy on Jan 24, 2013 in Site News

We pushed a few updates live today. Here is a list of changes and new features we've added: We removed the site lockdown. Some users were having trouble registering and logging in so we removed the lockdown we had on the site. This should make it much easier for everyone to test out the sit...

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by Luke McCoy on Jan 21, 2013 in Site News

After months of development we are finally ready to launch the beta-testing phase of On The Vise. Head over to http://onthevise.com to sign up for free. We're giving away free stuff to beta-testers so get in while it is still open. Please share this anyone that is into fly tying a...

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by Luke McCoy on Dec 4, 2012 in Site News

Here is the new teaser trailer for On The Vise. About The Author   Luke McCoy is 34 years old. He was born and currently lives in New Orleans, LA. He has also lived in Las Vegas, NV and Tampa, FL. He owns other web properties and a web development business. Luke has been fly fishing a...

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