I’ve given the Nor-vise a whirl before, but it didn’t really fit me so well. Like anything, you have to give it a try to see if it is for you, and after seeing this video, I will need to revisit it. I do a lot of production tying, but most of the patterns I tie don’t really require the spinning the Norvise offers, but there are a few places it would really come in handy. This ESL is really sweet, and the techniques shown look incredible. So, for this is for all the Norvise fans and those thinking about one. I love the ingenuity Norm shows with the dubbing brush set-up, now that would be handy to have. Enjoy.
This is one fly you don’t want to lose a lot of. With 8 beads on the shank, it’ll take you into some pretty deep and quick waters without the need for splitshot I think. Jason from Chattooga River Fly Shop ties up what I think is the beastliest looking fly I’ve seen in quite some time. Perhaps this is just the shack nasties talking, but I’m busting at the seems now waiting for spring creeks to open and try out this fly. the step by step tutorial is available on Hatches here. Enjoy!
I’ve tied my fair share of Woolly Buggers over the years, and caught a ton of fish I might add, but I have never seen it done quite like this. The hackle twisted with the chenille just makes sense. That actually gives me a couple ideas on how to make it even more durable. I’d also like to say thanks to Leroy for wearing the Northern Lights shirt (My old home club) for the video!