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Terminal knots get do-overs

Attaching a fly to your tippet is as important as the fly you chose and the water you selected to fish. Don’t rush the job or treat it as a distraction - operator error is why knots fail [...]

January 29, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Why the National Park advisory board imploded

The Trump administration’s anti-conservation campaign is succeeding in taking away our public lands one park, and one Zinke, Pruitt, Perry, congressperson capitulation at a time [...]

January 26, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: Fluorocarbon facts and fiction

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

January 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Chasing Stillness – Emily Roley knows why she fly fishes

She quit a good job, sold everything, moved into a small trailer with two dogs looking for a better way and became the person she always wanted to be [...]

January 24, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Demystifying fly tying threads – monofilament

If you are a trout angler tying in the #20 to #28 size flies as a matter of course, using mono as a tying thread is probably not of interest. [...]

January 23, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

National Parks, government shutdown

According to the Department of the Interior, staff is to “keep national parks as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.” [...]

January 22, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Branham Swimming Crab

Rupert Harvey is a master tyer whose videos will teach you many cool tricks and details. I especially like this simple crab pattern. [...]

January 19, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: Fly Fishing Show Edison, NJ Jan 26-28

The Fly Fishing Show is the launching pad into each new angling season, catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and buy “stuff” you can't live without [...]

January 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Mass. legislation may take striped bass off the menu

Two proposed bills would take striped bass off menus forever as they seek to end the commercial fishery in Massachusetts. [...]

January 17, 2018 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

When is an environmentalist not a conservationist?

Property rights, clean air and water, forest management, public lands, energy, and natural resource development are all political footballs. Responsible governance nowhere in sight [...]

January 16, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide