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When is an environmentalist not a conservationist?

Property rights, clean air and water, forest management, public lands, energy, and natural resource development are all political footballs. Responsible governance nowhere in sight [...]

January 16, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fishing safely while alone in the wilderness

Fly fishers, backcountry skiers, campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers are the people who would most likely benefit from SPOT Gen 3 advanced tracking capabilities [...]

January 12, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: VA Fly Fishing & Wine Festival

January 13-14. If you're thinking about getting into fly fishing or you’re a professional guide, this weekend's event will challenge you. [...]

January 10, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Redington’s affordable and customizable i.D reel

In an age where we can customize cell phone covers or wrap boats with promotional or artistic graphics, it makes sense that someone would come up with modular graphics for a fly reel. [...]

January 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Gear, Gear Review, Slide

Destinations: Wild on the fly in Belize

Life is slow here but the fishing action is not. Shallow “flats” patches of ocean that are only shin-deep, run thick with permit. [...]

January 8, 2018 Destinations, FEATURE STORY, Slide

How to cast around it

To cast around an obstruction like a piling, mangroves, jut of land, or log is a must know skill, but it’s straightforward. You’ve probably done it by mistake but didn't know it [...]

January 5, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Colorado Fly Works’ Pueblo Vise

Colorado Fly Works has married form, function and style to create a full rotary vise that provides an exquisite tying experience. Made with a conscience in the USA. [...]

January 4, 2018 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Gear Review, Slide

Building a better industrial wasteland

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with respect.” - Aldo Leopold [...]

January 3, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The strange world of micro-fishing

The rods used on micro-fishing are not necessarily defined by length nor is micro-fishing always fly fishing. Small species, any kind 6-inches or less, are the intended target. [...]

January 2, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Roll cast… when you can.

If you master the easiest of all fly casting techniques, the roll cast, it will open up a myriad of extremely effective casts for both the single and two handed rod. [...]

December 22, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide