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The best flies for winter fishing

If you head out to our local waters to fish in the coming weeks, be sure your fly box is well stocked with the following patterns to avoid common pitfalls. [...]

March 20, 2017 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips and Tactics: Fly fishing offshore weed lines

It’s pretty hard to beat the heart-pounding, excitement you feel when you find what you’re looking for in a sargassum weed line and all hell breaks loose. [...]

March 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Shooting Heads: Getting the fly out and down

The age old tangle issue was resolved as was the bulky connector knot issue, and the bodily damage caused by a projectile was substantially reduced. [...]

March 6, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

White bass, the under-rated fly fishing target

White bass are active early spring spawners. Schools of males migrate upstream to spawning areas as much as a month before females. [...]

March 1, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips and Tactics: The nuclear option for winter stripers

The most successful winter bass fishermen target warm-water discharges near electrical power plants, water treatment facilities and other industrial sites. [...]

January 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Video: Dredging for pollack on the fly in Norway

Check out this really great video that takes you through all of the equipment, techniques and strategies necessary to catch these hard fighting fish. [...]

January 10, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Industry News: Loon Replacing “Loon Live” With Fly Tying 101

Loon Outdoors provides a great range of tying products and accessories. They are expensive, but no complaints on customer service, product knowledge or quality [...]

January 2, 2017 Industry News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: The Snap-T cast makes life easier

You can turn a seemingly unworkable fly fishing situation into a fish catching advantage. All you need to do is learn a few "spey" casting techniques. [...]

December 7, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Video: Czech nymphing is an effective art

Czech nymphing is an approach to trout fishing that has grown in popularity because it works. Bann Valley Flies shows you why it is a productive method in this short video. [...]

December 2, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Salmon Fishing, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Tips & Tactics: Tenkara is easy, but casting gets misunderstood

Tenkara is a way of fly fishing. Presently, it is underrepresented. Why? I'm not really sure, but a lot of folks are truly missing out on fun and easy [...]

November 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics