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Florida’s party bosses have a choice: Sugar or Water

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel Powell seems poised to emerge as a different kind of Florida Democrat, with a sugar-free approach to water management. [...]

January 30, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Choosing a fly rod: standards and specs

Fast, ultra-fast, medium-fast, and moderate are indicators, but how does an "ethereal" term describe a product’s overall characteristics? [...]

January 29, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Mayer’s Mini-Leech: a strong swimmer

So far, Landon Mayer's Mini-Leech fly tied on a #14 Czech nymph hook with pine squirrel, and ostrich herl seems irresistible. [...]

January 28, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Bob Mallard: Conservationist, author, Mainer, fishing guide

Mallard is a native fish advocate and serves as National Vice Chair of Native Fish Coalition (NFC) and a board member of the Maine chapter of Native Fish Coalition. [...]

January 25, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Dave Whitlock’s Deer Hair Mouse Rat

The original Mouse Rat was tied with shammy/leather for the tail and the ears. I actually prefer to use foam for the tail and ears. [...]

January 24, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in the crosshairs

The Izembek road would set a precedent that threatens all wilderness areas and undermines bedrock environmental and conservation laws. [...]

January 23, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Loon Outdoors’ Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

Loon Outdoors’ Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish By Andrew Derr Recently, I have been experimenting with Loon’s Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish. Over the years, I have used Loon Outdoors UV resins with excellent and consistent results. By my own [...]

January 22, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust forges ahead with egalité

A few years of all-in analysis has produced research papers with an astounding array of conclusions for BTT. [...]

January 18, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Bow River Bugger: Is it muddler, bugger, sculpin or leech?

The original interpretation was actually designed for smallmouth bass - wanting something similar to the Dobsonfly larva. [...]

January 17, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Can’t cast a lick, bring lotion and a book

The silvery, chameleon-like bonefish is the ultimate challenge on the flats because of elusiveness and oft persnickety way with fur and feathers. [...]

January 16, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide