Fly Fishing Glossary V's

Fly-Fishing can often be confusing to beginners to the sport because fly-fishermen talk and write in a strange language using words not always in standard use. To help take some of the confusion out of the terms bandied about by fly fishermen we have compiled this glossary. 

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Variant: A dry fly variety wound hackles that are much larger than normally recommended. It is tied generally the as conventional patterns.

Vest: a fly fisher's wearable tackle box is called a fly fishing vest; numerous styles available; particularly important in wading situations.

Vise or Vice: A tool used by fly tiers to hold the hook secure as thread, feathers and fur are attached and the fly is being constructed. Usually the vice or Vise most expensive and the single most important purchase for a fly tyer.

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