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Beginner Fly Tying: # 8 Tying off the thread

Hudson says that understanding the correct way to tie off your work is a critical factor - not only in your future success and enjoyment of fly tying but having the fly stay "tied" [...]

September 18, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Trending in the fly shop near you

No matter the current trend in fly rods, your local fly shop is the best resource. There, you can cast rods and get an authoritative opinion. A local guide is another good source [...]

September 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Expert outdoor travel companies “wade” in on bonefishing trips

You might want to ditch what you think you know, take a step back, and listen to the wisdom of well-worn travelers and outfitters. [...]

September 13, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Casting accuracy is rewarding

The reasons for misfires in fly casting are many. The most common is not keeping the stroke on the same plane - relative to the ground... [...]

September 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: The importance of being hook earnest

The hookup percentage was slightly better with J hooks, but J hooks were more prone to being short stuck or thrown. [...]

September 5, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Interview: Lefty Kreh on chasing bronze

In this book excerpt, co-author of "Smallmouth," Dave Karczynski, speaks with Lefty Kreh about his long life spent chasing the bronze bass [...]

September 1, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Do you know how to do this?

Zach Matthews, The Itinerant Angler, is an Atlanta lawyer with a fly fishing addiction. He's been published in national fly fishing magazines [...]

August 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Conservation: Big investment in little fish in the Mid-Atlantic

When there are enough forage fish in the ocean, the overall ecosystem thrives, helping top predator populations flourish and increasing the yield of catchable fish. [...]

August 30, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Anglers, in part, shoulder blame for attack on public lands

Populism has always failed, but it always sells. Hunters and anglers, the hook & bullet folks, voted against their best interests, again [...]

August 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Kebari – Can one fly pattern catch forever?

In ancient Japan, fishermen in isolated mountain villages tied their own “one fly pattern” and it was used because it worked over and over. [...]

August 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide