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Browsing the "Field & Stream" Tag

Best “new” freshwater fishing spots in the USA 

Listings are a remarkable effort by Field & Stream’s Mark Modoski. Selected venues are not the only games in town, but the listed are all game on [...]

June 4, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: Mar. 16-22

Catch this weeks summary of news items that affect the preservation of the outdoors, public lands, and fly fishing's latest happenings. [...]

March 22, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Nymphing spring runoff. Yes, they can see it

One of the most critical elements in Drop Shot rigging and nymphing in general, is keeping the flies in a trout’s feeding window. [...]

February 21, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

“Trump’s Budget Would Be A Disaster For Anglers And Hunters”

In an interview with Field & Stream a year ago, Trump promised: "I'll be a strong advocate for sportsmen and conservation." Oops, he misspoke [...]

March 30, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Casting: Learn this simple method, it works if you work it

This is one of the best teaching tools to stop the pain of learning to fly cast. Although the wandering backcast is a defeater too, the "Flopping Wrist" disease is Stage Five [...]

December 29, 2016 Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide

News: The American Museum of Fly Fishing Current Exhibitions

The craftsmanship of rod building , reel making , and tying flies gave way a long time ago to technologies, but to see what craftsmen could do by hand is amazing [...]

July 29, 2016 News, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: The Ted Williams interview by Monte Burke

It doesn’t follow that most sportsmen are environmentalists. As a group they tend to be politically naïve and easily manipulated by their worst enemies [...]

December 16, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Feature Story: What is it about fly fishing that is so difficult? Or is it?

Taylor’s teaching progression is a good pre-flight checklist for beginners. Use it to teach your son, daughter, niece, nephew , the kid next door or at a summer camp [...]

October 26, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Knots: In fly fishing the value of knots cannot be overstated

In a survey about why people who like to fish generally don't migrate to fly fishing, the two biggest reasons were difficulty with casting and knots. [...]

October 8, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Of Interest: Some simple thoughts on streamer fly colors

The cones in the retina of a trout are more receptive in the blue spectrum (especially in the underwater environment), which is why things like purple prince nymphs work well [...]

August 20, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide