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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

Tips & Tactics: A funny thing happened at the office supply store

The accouterments we buy in a fly shop may be better looking, but occasionally the hardware store, office supply store, art supply store or craft store has a better, cheaper products [...]

October 31, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: About the wily and tasty tripletail

If you fancy a worthy sportfish and a delectable fish for a meal, here's a good tasting one. Behold, the tripletail. [...]

October 13, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Can tippet rings help make you more efficient?

Tippet Rings, manufactured in England, come in two different diameters; 2mm (5/64-inches / nickel alloy) and 3mm (1⁄8-inches / nickel alloy) in silver or black. The rings have real advantages. One, they make changing tippets fast [...]

September 28, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Seaguar Knot – terminal fluoro shock

Fluorocarbon line has become very popular in the dozen or so years, and is now accepted worldwide by angler’s of any persuasion. [...]

September 28, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Of Interest: The Duncan Loop as tied by the originator

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

September 23, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Two Fly Rod Breakdown Systems for Safe Transport

When a new client arrives at the dock with his rod/s still in their tubes fly fishing guides have a saying when witnessing such an arrival. “This guy is an idiot and I’m in for a long day.” [...]

September 22, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics