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Can a solar eclipse lead to better fishing?

The theory is that as the sky gets darker during the eclipse, fish will act as if the night is approaching; a second magic hour. [...]

August 4, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Juxtaposed: Brooklyn and Bozeman

The importance of personal relationships and the specific necessity of time spent not fishing is all about appreciating the time spent fishing [...]

August 2, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Merlin, my Appalachian magician

Merlin has a sticker on his 1993 Ford pickup that reads; I’d rather be at work. Probably the only guy in the world that means it [...]

August 1, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At the Vise: Black marabou leech – hook or tube

This black marabou leech has significant attractor value. When tying them, make the tails in big, short clumps, so they'll be "fat". [...]

July 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #3 – The all-important bobbin

This wonderfully simple little device holds and tensions tying thread while at the same time giving you great control. [...]

July 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Finding unpaved places

Could the world, now so connected by the internet, have a story of adventure and discovery be experienced and written about... or could it? [...]

July 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Is your fly in play?

When it comes to leader construction, think short leaders for sinking lines and longer leaders if you are using a floating line. [...]

July 26, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

It’s all about how you wiggle the worm

Equally as important as tying a fly that swims right is the ability of the angler to impart the correct action to swim it just right. [...]

July 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: AMFF Annual Fly Fishing Festival

The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s Fly Fishing Festival is fun for the whole family. If you’re nearby, go. You’ll be glad you did [...]

July 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Making lemonade in Exuma

Once Abbie and I got over our astonishment, we shared a laugh and a cold Kalik and toasted my new bonefishing partner for his amazing work on the flats of Great Exuma. [...]

July 21, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide