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Dr. Slick Arrives!


In 1989, I founded the DR. SLICK Company with the sole purpose of creating the highest quality fishing and fly-tying tools available. – Ken High, M.D.


The DR.SLICK Company is one of the leading suppliers of high quality stainless steel tools (scissors, clamps and pliers) and accessories (nippers, retractors, files and fly tying tools) to the fly fishing and general fishing industry. Kenneth A High, M.D founded the wholesale -based company in 1989. As a fisherman and fly-tyer, Dr. High was wholly unimpressed with the quality of the tools on the market for fly tying and fishing applications. As a surgeon, Dr. High was used to working with top quality tools designed to perform specific tasks with great precision.


In 1988, Dr. High used his knowledge of surgical suite tools and instruments to design and create dozens of high quality tools and instruments specifically tailored to the needs of the fly fishing and general fishing market. Today, the company is renowned for its innovations and quality standards. Using their own facilities and some of the finest boutique manufacturers in the world, DR.SLICK products are produced with top quality stainless steel on the finest German and American machinery available to ensure quality durability and consistency. Every item Dr. SLICK produces is backed with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

“To this day, we continue to lead the industry in quality and innovation. Each DR. SLICK Instrument we produce undergoes a 6 step inspection process to ensure the highest quality possible and each instrument carries our logo on it to guarantee you that it is the best we have to offer. If you want precision tools made to last, you'll want DR. SLICK.”

— Ken High, M.D.


This week we’ll tie a salmon dry fly that has stood the test of time, having long been a great favorite

on New Brunswick’s Miramichi River. The fly in our photo is by Chris Williams of Sheet Harbour NS.


Royal Wulff


Hook –                     Tiemco TMC2302 or Partridge CS42 Bomber Hook, size 2-6

Thread –                    Black GSP, 75 Denier

Tail -                           Natural deer body hair

Body –                        In 3 sections, peacock herl, red floss, & peacock herl

Wing -                        White calftail divided to form 2 wings

Hackle -                     Coachman brown saddle hackle

Head -                        Thread finished with 2 coats of head cement.


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