For a limited time, purchase a new Norvise or Norvise with a Norvise Bobbin,
and receive a fly personally tied by Norm Norlander. Over the years
Norm has tied thousands of flies. From the Royal Coachman to the
Gurgler, Norm has tied numerous patterns. So, if you are ready to join
the "Norvise Nation" we'll send along a fly tied and certified by Norm. Flies may vary and are included with every purchase of a Norvise.
New Fly Tying Video
I can see better.
If you haven't purchased a Norvise Lamp/Magnifier
for your Norvise you're not seeing all there is to see. Tying flies can
be very intricate and detailed work. Having a nice bright, natural
light and the use of a magnifying glass can really help. The Norvise Lamp/Magnifier
is specifically made for your Norvise. It mounts directly onto the
Thread Post and is easy to install. It's well worth it, especially as
our days grow shorter and our evenings get darker. Click here to learn more.
See Norm in Person!
The show schedule
is out and make a point to stop by to see Norm when he's at a fly
fishing or sportsmen show in your area. Click here to view
Norm's show schedule on the Norvise website.
Norm demonstrating how simple it is to tie flies using the Norvise
Last week I received my vise from your French dealer. What a machine! It makes all the tricks Ido with spinning dubbing and feathers so much easier. It takes a "vise" to a much higher level!
Thanks for inventing it.
I received my new jaws in just 2 days!! Great and terrific service as always!
I love the new jaws.....great
improvement over the wheel to tighten the jaws! The hook is rock solid
and does not move while tying. A pleasure to use the vise with these new
I am back in the saddle again tying some Hendrickson's for next week
when I will most likely see the beginning of this great hatch...
Thanks a bunch....
Keep it organized.
As some of us start collecting more than just one Norvise Bobbin,
it is very handy to code your spools. I use a simple technique
utilizing finger nail polish. Most of my threads fall into three
categories, heavy (3/0), medium (6/0) and light (8/0). I can tell the
difference between the heavy and the light, so I put a single "dot" on
the spool of the medium. Makes for a simple system that works for
What kind of Fly Tyer are you?
No matter your level of experience, The Norvise Fly Tying System will work for you!
Find out more here
If you wish to order a Norvise direct from Norm, you can easily do this by clicking on the above link.
I get several inquiries each month
about what to do to brighten up the brass hubs. Well, after a while, the
lacquer finish on the brass hubs will start to dull and in some cases
they can get down right grubby . Here's what we suggest. Remove
the arbor from your Norvise and place it in an electric drill. Now you
can attach the front hub to the arbor, tightening the set screw. Use
some fine grit sandpaper (320+) or Scotchbrite while you securely hold
the drill and spin the hub. For the rear hub, you can attach the Drive
Disc to the arbor and the rear hub will click into place while you give
it a quick polish. Set your polished hubs on some newspaper and give
them an even coat of spray can lacquer. You can also use brass
polish in place of the lacquer, might need to wear sunglasses if you get
carried away with the polish.
|Fishing Report September 2013
This past week I had the opportunity to be with some friends at HaaNeeNaa which is a floating salt water Lodge a few miles west of Prince Rupert in Canada.
HaaNeeNaa Lodge, Northwestern British Columbia.
The objective, casting flies at Silver Salmon
which are often feeding very actively on small herring at the surface.
In some cases right with the Humpback Whales that frequent this
area. The action was at times terrific, double hookups with my
partner were common and these saltwater beauties really can rip.
Check out their web site. www.haa-nee-naa.com You can see what it is really like. Some of the video on their web site is with our fly club group from past years.
Jim Hulbert with "one on" and another is "boiling" on the surface while Norm is taking the picture.
We used mostly floating or slow sinking #8 outfits, three fly patterns which you can check out on the NORVISE web site.
A foam “gurgler” fished on a dry line was the most exciting,
seeing several 10-15 lb Silvers crashing on these does get your
attention. The Clousers on a slow sink line were the “go to”
system when there was no surface action and also worked well for a
variety of Rockfish which are quite tasty. “Bucktailing” Tube Flies on a dry line were used to locate just where the Salmon were if they were not showing on the surface.
Most of em were released however a few made the trip home with us and they are delicious!
The Fine Point Jaws
A number of Norvise owners have commented recently about how they use the new Fine Point Jaws. What these tiers are finding and we already knew, is that the Norvise with the Fine Point Jaw configuration
is very versatile. You can tie the smallest of flies and really large
ones also. Norvise owner and fly tier Pete Gray of West Yarmouth, MA
sent us some of his handiwork for a little "show and tell".
Pete Gray shows the proper placement of the hook in the Fine Point
Jaws. Set back from the tips, the hook is very stable and still allows
complete access around the bend.
One of the things that is important to
point out is how he secures the hook with the jaws. Notice how the hook
is set back into the jaws. This is just fine, in fact, it is advisable
to do this, for a couple of reasons. It provides the tier a much better
grip on the hook which will keep things very stable. The other reason to
set the hook back in the jaws is that you will less likely damage the
tips of the jaws. Some tiers insist on placing the hook so close to the
tips of the jaws and over-tightening that it can sometimes chip the ends
of the jaws. FYI: The Norvise Fine Point Jaws are very tough but over-tightening with the hook at the extreme end of the jaws can cause damage.
Pete Gray of Massachusetts displays a beautiful pattern tied with the Norvise Fine Point Jaws.
Norm's New Boat
Drawings and scaled model of the fly fishing boat Norm is planning to build.
is at it again. Over the past month or so Norm has started designing
his next fly fishing boat. The new design is somewhat similar to the
last boat he built with some subtle differences. When Norm is out on the
water doing a little fishing his engineering mind generates ideas on
how to improve on the old design. So far Norm has built a model of the
new boat and plans on going the next step soon. Stay tuned and we'll
give you an update in the next newsletter.
Norm displays his scale model
and buck for the upcoming boat building project. If things go well, the
boat will be in the water this next Spring.
Another feature of this newsletter will be to develop a forum for Norvise users to communicate with each other as well as myself. It may not be possible to answer all your letters personally but this does provide great input for the future.