Yellow Drake Spinner Testimonial

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much I am enjoying tying with the Norvise.Last year I happened to hit a spinner fall of yellow drakes on a local western NY stream, and found myself wanting to tie a better extended body fly.  My large hooked flies just weren’t cutting it.
I came home and started searching the web, and came across the youtube video where norm was tying the extended body mayfly, and in short order decided to buy the vice and bobbin.I have been tying some incredibly effective extended mayflies (see attached photo), and can’t believe how well this …

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Flies by Aaron Marzec

Thank you for your continued contributions to our facebook page with your wonderful flies and fly photos. We have created a photo gallery of some of your best.
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Flies by Bryan Fields

Thank you for your continued contributions to our facebook page with your wonderful flies and fly photos. We have created a photo gallery of some of your best.
See Below…

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Tip #9 – Making Beads & Hooks Easy to Pick Up

pickuphooks

It works well for me to lay out in advance the hooks and beads needed for a specific pattern on a “Beading Mat” (available at Craft Stores).

They are much easier to pick up individually, beads don’t roll off the table and hooks don’t stick into the mat.…

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Tip #8 – Organization

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It happens over time we accumulate lots of hooks, beads and other small stuff, I have found it really handy to organize these by hook type in plastic boxes with a selection of sizes used.

Same thing for beads, a single box will make it a lot easier to find just the size of tungsten bead you need.…

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Tip #7 – Picking Up Tools

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Having problem picking up those scissors, hackle pliers etc off the table?

Develop a habit of placing them on a towel, much easier to pick up, and it is a lot easier to find them if you put them back on the towel every time.…

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Tip #6 – Super Glue

superglue

Super glue is really neat stuff however it does have a drawback. Do not touch it with your fingers when it is still wet!

Solution here is after applying the super glue to your creation use a tissue, like a blotter, to absorb the uncured glue, do it quickly so the tissue will not become stuck to the fly. Now you can safely proceed without fear.…

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Tip #5 – Scud & Nymph Patterns

scuds

Ever run short on Scud or Nymph hooks?

Try tying the fly on a “conventional straight” hook and then bending it to the desired shape after the fly is finished, often it will be easier to tie on the “straight shank hook”.

Your Norvise will hold the hook well enough for this to be a slick trick.…

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Tip #4 – Thread Identification

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Very often we have a variety of our Norvise Bobbin Spools filled with different threads and we lose track of which is which. OK, so I have a few more choices than any reasonable person would ever need. I use the old “thread size” designation, 3/0, 6/0 and so on and I put a dot of red fingernail polish on the edge of the 6/0 spools.

Since I can tell the difference between the 3/0 and 8/0 by looking at them so I only need to identify the size in the middle. You can also use several dots to identify …

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