Fly Life Magazine

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Oregon Steelhead on verge of extinction

“We are at a point where any more delays in the Willamette may condemn this run to extinction. We need to act now or extinction may be our legacy.” [...]

August 17, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Turn Up The Air Conditioning, Please

The report: steelhead were keying on coarse substrate, abundant shade and favored long pools over short ones [...]

August 16, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Are you fishing at the best times?

John Knight, reseacher/angler postulated (1926) his theory on lunar effects on 200 record catches - 90% of them made during the New Moon [...]

August 15, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #5 – The matter of hooks

The “throat” or “bite” of a hook refers to the depth of the bend, measured from the point at which the bend begins on the shank. [...]

August 14, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Innovation yields Inflatable Coolers and Luminoodles

Sometimes gear is only important to gear heads and not practical for fly fishers, but these two items, an inflatable cooler and lighting rope are versatile keepers. [...]

August 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Tying thread tricks, easy organizer

Sometimes, we chuckle at manufacturers gaffs, and sometimes we have to chuckle at how smart we are as regular Joe's and Jane's [...]

August 10, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Many modern glass fly rods do for you what graphite cannot

Rediscovering fiberglass fly rods is like thinking something tastes like castor oil but it really tastes like ice cream [...]

August 9, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Salmon: Valuable beyond a reasonable doubt

Monomaniacally, fresh salmon pass rotting carcasses of their relatives, only hours or days behind but in lock step and same death wish [...]

August 8, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Hardy’s Andy Mill on “Feeding the Fish”

Andy Mill, an expert at flats angling and tarpon tournaments winner swears “Feeding the Animal” is the answer. Watch, he adds more [...]

August 8, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Can a solar eclipse lead to better fishing?

The theory is that as the sky gets darker during the eclipse, fish will act as if the night is approaching; a second magic hour. [...]

August 4, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide