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Tying The Tomsu Hopper August 24, 2020 – Posted in: Learning, Vedavoo

Vedavoo Torchbearer JR Maggard fishes a bunch in Idaho, and if you take a look at his Instagram page (JRizzle50) you will see he does pretty well out there! Here’s a great step by step for a grasshopper pattern that not only looks awesome to our eyes, but gets the job done on the water. The trout love it! Step 1: Cut out the foam pieces of your hopper with the River Road Creations Tomsu’s…

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Fly Tying Tips For Rabbit Strips August 22, 2020 – Posted in: Learning, Vedavoo

Do you tie with rabbit strips? Our friend Brian Wise of Fly Fishing The Ozarks on YouTube lays out some great tips for fly tying with rabbit strips. I (CARF) personally consider myself a decent fly tier, but I am always on the hunt for new tricks and tips. Brian shares some great ones in this video! Can you spot the Vedavoo Beast Sling hanging out in the back? 🙂 Check out Brian on YouTube…

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Best Flies for the Driftless August 17, 2020 – Posted in: Community, Learning

The Driftless Area is a special place for trout fishing. Our friend Matt Ebbers who makes up half of the Brown Trout and Bridge Beers Podcast lays out the best flies to fish this Summer in the Driftless Area. (That are not the infamous Pink Squirrel pattern.) Mini-Jiga-Bugger in Size 4-6 – For all you trout streamer junkies, this is a great pattern that has a hint of pink color that the Driftless brown trout…

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Top 3 Bass Flies for Summer Fly Fishing 2020 June 30, 2020 – Posted in: Learning

It’s still just the start of Summer, and the largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing is just starting to heat up. CARF lists out his top 3 bass flies for summer fly fishing in 2020. The Clouser Minnow – A tried and true staple that should be in everyone’s fly box or fly wallet. The Clouser Minnow fly pattern was created by Bob Clouser and its intended target fish was smallmouth bass. It’s arguably the most…

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

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

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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Cayo Cruz // Cuba 2018 August 5, 2018 – Posted in: Vedavoo

A fresh glass of Ron Cubáy (on the rocks) arrives at my table in the open air villa.  My second tonight.  It’s richer and sweeter than any rum I’ve ever tasted.  I’ve only been here one day, and already my new friends behind the bar know my appreciation for this dark Cuban spirit.  I light the most aromatic cigar I’ve ever had, and set to work.  On the vise tonight – the Avalon Fly. I’d…

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

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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VEDAVOO VISE: Tying Community Together March 27, 2018 – Posted in: Vedavoo

It the short history of VEDAVOO VISE, the monthly fly tying event at the Vedavoo workshop, we’ve seen the creation of some impressive flies. Seasoned tiers have produced microscopic midges, cutting-edge saltwater patterns, and intricately articulated streamers. Plus, someone tied a fly that lights up. And another guy wove mop material. And a few people have tied their very first flies. Behind the bobbins and scissors, people are getting to know each other. Plans are…

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