New Product – The TyWheel

TyWheel Owners: Joseph Tyler Pettigrew - "Tyler" & Joseph Tyler Swisher - "Joe"
TyWheel Owners: Joseph Tyler Pettigrew – “Tyler” &
Joseph Tyler Swisher – “Joe”

Guest Blogger: Tyler Pettigrew

Inspiration behind the TyWheel: For many of us, the season starts in our living rooms, dining rooms, or on office desks. Once you’ve caught “the bug” the only thing to do is to start tying them; wherever that may be.  While few things are more satisfying than landing a fish on a fly that you have tied, the process of tying requires organization, the proper tools, and good material.  There are plenty of tools and the good material is out there, but the problem for the tyer was the market didn’t have anything that fit into the angler’s busy lifestyle.  If you ask an angler, “why don’t you tie flies?” the answer is undoubtedly, “I don’t have the time or patience.”  So, we took to the garage to eliminate the excuses.

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My Evolved Workstation

kunz workstationGuest Blogger: Ray Kunz

My fly tying workstation is not a dedicated area. Our family desk must share multi-tasking with domestic business and my model railroading. Tidiness and portability are paramount. To improve the utility and portability of my workstation over the years my ideal has evolved. I can set up more quickly at home and find it a great aid in transporting to the classes I teach at the local school. I’m not suggesting that these ideas are the best for all folks but just things to consider as options.

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Take Time to Tie

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, Montana
kline take time to tie 1The other day, returning from a morning’s fishing, I stopped by one of our local fly shops to see a friend and let him know how the fishing was going. My conversation with Pierre quickly turned to what flies were working, so I produced a couple of fly boxes to show him what I had been using. In this case, they were woolly buggers and traditional soft hackles. Both boxes were essentially full with very few open slots. I hadn’t consumed too many flies during the morning’s fishing. Pierre knew I tied my own flies, something I’ve been doing for the last 50 some years. As he admired my fly boxes, he commented “When do you have time to tie all those flies? I can never seem to find the time to tie up several dozen flies when I need them.” What I told Pierre was this. Take time to tie.

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