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Fly fishing Colorado in the Summer

Kirk Deeter joined me on my radio show to discuss the effects the hot, dry weather is having on stream fishing and to discuss some Summer options. [...]

July 5, 2018 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Entry level outfits for the beginner fly fisherman

These five entry level outfits have companies behind them that will back the products and provide quality customer service. [...]

July 2, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Slide, Tips & Tactics

May the knots be with you

The knot choice made to tie a fly onto the tippet is only and always about the action you want out of the fly. If a toothy animal it’s a wire knot, if not, your call [...]

June 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The trouble with fishing vests, a saltwater angler butts in

The more spartan we are about the accouterments we stuff into our fishing vest, the easier it is to find what we want when we want it while also reducing weight. [...]

June 19, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Can you remember how you learned to cast?

Kathleen Luppi: "But I remain stuck on this idea of standing, waiting, wading, catching and tossing back. Seems like a lot of wasted time." [...]

June 6, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The 10 Carp Commandments

Many anglers make just a few small mistakes and these mistakes cost anglers fish time and time again. [...]

May 31, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Don’t complain. Fish in the rain.

Compared to the middle of the streams waterflow, the water directly adjacent to the banks may be a little bit clearer and will usually be a bit slower too. [...]

May 29, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

The Duncan Loop and a spat about it

Many knots, especially fishing knots, get renamed by error, but adding one more (sometimes useless) turns, return or step does not qualify to rename. It happens! [...]

May 24, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Show them a segmented worm and let it squirm

Tying leech flies does not get any easier except maybe for a worm pattern. Better, tie an articulated leech pattern on a tube - it will swim perfectly. [...]

May 10, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

PFDs could comfortably save your life

The most common post-death comment by a survivor of a boating accident is, “We were just going out for a little while, and we were going to stay near shore.” [...]

May 8, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics