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The best fly fishing boat for your forthcoming trout season

If you’ll be the only one casting a line and you only fish in summer, you might consider a single-person float tube or pontoon. [...]

April 3, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Lefty Kreh on dry flies and nymphs that travel well

New water doesn't always mean flies you're familiar with won't sell to the local trout. Lefty's list DOES travel and catches trout, just pay attention to sizes [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: The underestimated value of thread

So, what is the best tying thread? Thread, fly tying thread or any thread, holds it all together - do you have the best thread to secure the pattern? [...]

March 31, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Lefty Kreh on keeping it simple and traveling armed

Lefty Kreh, father of modern day fly fishing, is also one of the most approachable and likable "celebrities" of our sport. He was born to teach and clearly enjoys sharing. [...]

March 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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