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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

Feature: Part 2 of 3 – Andy Mill on “Feeding the Animal”

Andy Mill knows as much about tarpon catching as anyone dead or alive. Read the second segment of this most important chapter from his book. [...]

April 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tippet rings and tapered leaders, the “Odd Coupling”

Tippet rings and tapered leaders can just about master any fly fishing scenario. One trick is to repackage already tied up tapered leaders with the rings. [...]

April 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Jimmy Albright’s namesake knot still reigns

Your cold, you're wet, the sea is rolling, and you need to tie a Haywire to mono. You'd better know how to tie the Albright. It's quick and easy. [...]

April 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics