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Why You Should Come to Vise Night – Top Three Thursday October 18, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

Why should you come to Vedavoo Vise Night? After taking the summer (and early fall) off to fish and to travel, we’re getting back to our regular fly tying nights at the Vedavoo Workshop. If you live anywhere near central Massachussetts, you ought to make an effort to get over here to check out Vise Night. Want a few reasons why you should join us? Here are the top three reasons why you should come to…

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Top Trout Colors – Top Three Thursday October 11, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

Which trout have the best coloring? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are plenty of gorgeous fish out there. Still, trout stand (swim?) in a special place for fly fishers. Here are my three trout based upon colors and aesthetics. What would your top three be? Brook Trout Notice how the next two fish have some qualifiers? Brookies don’t need any. They win. All of them win. Colorado River Cutthroat Trout There are bigger and more…

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Cheap Gear – Top Three Thursday October 4, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What cheap fly fishing gear can you use and get away with it? I know, I know: we all want nice gear. In fact, at Vedavoo we want you to have better gear! We have friends all over the fly fishing industry that crank out high performing equipment that will make your fishing and your outdoors experience better. That being said, there are times when you A) forgot something, B) are just getting started, or C) just…

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Fair Game – Top Three Thursday September 27, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

Remember a few weeks back when the Top Three Thursday post had to do with non-fishing fall favorites? Well, I totally missed the boat on one of the best parts of Autumn for the majority of the country: fairs. And truth be told, I’m surprised no one called me out on it. So to atone, and to relive the day I just had, here are the top three fair foods you can’t miss: Sausage Italian,…

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Fly Fishing Gear You Can Leave At Home – Top Three Thursday September 13, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three pieces of fly fishing gear that you can do without? Minimalism sounds great on paper. When it comes to execution, it is not that easy. What if I need it? There is always a chance I could use it! Those are the thoughts a lot of us have while packing for fishing. But there are some things that you probably don’t need on most trips. Here are three things we feel like…

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Fall Is Falling! – Top Three Thursday September 6, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three best things about fall… besides fly fishing? Big trout come out to play. The weather gets cooler. Saltwater fish begin to run again. While you’re enjoying all of that, there are some other important things happening. And they don’t have anything to do with pumpkin spice. Here are our three of our favorites. What would your top three be? Scenery Want an amazing, non-fish-centric Instagram photo? Take a picture in the fall. The…

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Mountain Flies – Top Three Thursday August 30, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three patterns for fly fishing in the mountains? Who doesn’t love a little blue lining? Whether it be brookies in New England, cutthroats in the Rockies, or goldens on the West Coast, there is something incredibly fun about finding fish in mountain streams. Although these trout are usually eager to eat, there are some flies that perform better than others. Here are our three of our favorites. What would your top three be?…

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Nice Mice! – Top Three Thursday August 16, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three best mouse patterns for fly fishing? Using mice can be one of the most exciting experiences in fly fishing. Bass, musky, and trout go nuts for these fuzzy little critters once the lights go out. Here are our three of our favorites. What would your top three be? Master Splinter Cermele’s Master Splinter is the pattern to use if you’re a fly tyer. It is simple, quick, and incredibly effective. The thick mat…

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Wading Belt Accessories – Top Three Thursday August 9, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday, Workshop Fresh

What are the three best things you can attach to your wading belt? Although you should be wearing a wading belt for the safety it affords, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get some more use out of it. At Vedavoo, we’ve created some fantastic things for you to attach to your wading belt. Here are our three of our favorites. What would your top three be? Netster If you carry a net while fishing, there…

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The Best Streamer Patterns – Top Three Thursday August 2, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three best streamer patterns out there? Streamers have always been some of the most effective patterns for all species of fish. Additionally, they’re your best bet for getting into the biggest fish out there. With somewhat of a trout streamer renaissance happening over the past decade, the number of patters out there is overwhelming. Here are our three favorite patterns. What would your top three be? Clouser Minnow Easy to tie, streamlined, and scalable…

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Must Have Thread Colors – Top Three Thursday July 26, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three must have thread colors for fly tying? Sure, thread isn’t that expensive. There really isn’t any reason why a tyer should only have three different thread colors. However, if you’re tying a lot or are just getting into tying flies, there are some core color choices. Here are our top three choices for fly tying thread colors. What would your top three be? Olive – If you only had one thread color for fly…

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States for Saltwater Fly Fishing – Top Three Thursday July 19, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three best saltwater fly fishing destinations in the USA? 23 states have coastlines. That means that nearly half of the US has saltwater access! Here are our top three state choices for saltwater fly fishing destinations. What would your top three be? Florida – Obviously. You’d have to have a personal grudge against the sunshine state to disagree. The Keys alone would warrant a spot on this list. Louisiana – With nearly 8,000 miles of coastal…

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IFTD Info – Top Three Thursday July 12, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show is taking place in Orlando. Where can you see what is going on? Social media and the internet are incredibly helpful… but they can also be endless rabbit holes of opinions. Here are three places to get great information on IFTD. Here are our top three: #iftd2018 This is the “official” hashtag that you can click on or follow on Instragram to see what exhibitors and media are showing off.…

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Food for Your Pack – Top Three Thursday July 5, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three best fly fishing foods you can stash in your pack? You need to eat if you’re on the water for a prolonged period of time, so you might as well keep things tasty. Here are our top three choices. What would your top three be? Energy Bars – Leaving the water to get a burger won’t work when the fish are biting. Not eating leads to hangry fishing: bad casts, harsh words for…

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Fly Fishing on YouTube – Top Three Thursday June 28, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three best YouTube channels for a fly fisher to subscribe to? Today, every company has a YouTube channel. Heck, every angler with a GoPro and an internet connection has a YouTube channel. With all of that content out there, some is good and some is… not so good. Here are our top three choices. What would your top three be? Catch Magazine – Nearly 50k subscribers can’t go wrong. There’s a rich…

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The Dirtiest Flies – Top Three Thursday June 21, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What are the three dirtiest, nastiest, most offensive flies out there? Even though you might scoff at them in front of your buddies or the guys at the fly shop, you use them. So, what would your top three be? Mop Fly – A relative newcomer, the mop only made waves because it works. What’s your favorite color? Smurf blue? Poo brown? Radioactive green? Squirmy Wormy – Koosh Balls and their kin weren’t nearly as…

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“Other” Fly Fishing Tools – Top Three Thursday June 14, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What if you could only grab three fly fishing tools to compliment your nippers and forceps? With multiple pages of catalogs and entire walls of fly shops taken into consideration, what would your top three be? Here’s ours: Head Lamp: If the fish keep biting, you need to keep fishing. If the fish keep biting after the sun goes down, then you’ll be out of luck when you have to tie a knot, untangle a line, or safely wade…

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Pat Cohen’s Best Largemouth Bass Flies May 31, 2018 – Posted in: Top 3 Thursday

What if you could only have three largemouth bass flies? With every watershed, every condition, and every kind of bass fly out there taken into consideration, what would your top three be? Recently, we asked one of our favorite fly tyers, Pat Cohen, the man behind RU Super Fly, what his three indispensable bass patterns are.  Here are his choices: Mo ‘Stank Minnow Fat Head Deceiver Frog Legged Slider What would your top three look like? Let us know below!

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