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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

Feature: Part 1 of 3 – Andy Mill on “Feeding the Animal”

If you've a passion for tarpon, we can promise you that you'll take away from this single chapter enough to make you a better tarpon angler. [...]

April 19, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Flies, Slide, Tips & Tactics

“These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ . . .”  Choosing the right wading boots

Wading boots worn with or without waders are as crucial to your comfort and safety as polarized glasses. Skimping on either is quintessential profligacy [...]

March 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Pike season is coming soon

If your goal is to catch a trophy northern pike, the best time to do it is coming soon. The big, old females, those 20-pound-plus leviathans, move into shallow bays to spawn even before the ice goes out. By the [...]

February 23, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Introduction to grayling

Consider targeting grayling and utilize this guide and it's pointers when doing so. It may prove quite helpful in your future grayling adventures. [...]

February 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Staying warm may save your life

By taking the necessary precautions, you are assured that you retain body heat and reduce risks of accidents, illness or worse. [...]

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