Fly Life Magazine

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There isn’t a single good reason to not fish tube flies

Taking the step into tube fly tying couldn't cost more than $25 to $40. All feathers and fur are the same tying techniques. [...]

October 16, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Yes, you do need to cast further

It's not my intent to be a contrarian, but it is foolish to say one only needs to cast 30-feet or less to catch most fish. That's short-changing. [...]

September 27, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

What is it about this fly called Chewie?

Although we have no certifiable catch information regarding this Chewie fly, like trouts, stripers, largemouth bass, and saltwater animals - we believe in it. [...]

June 27, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Not a great fly tyer or fly fisher? Go Worms! They work

Worms come in as many lengths, shapes, thicknesses - segmented or tubular - as you could imagine. One thing, fish, eat them without reservation. [...]

June 14, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Being underhanded is a good thing. No, no, not politics!

If you Google Spey casting, you’ll get swamped with a whole new dictionary of terms for casting. But they are all water tension casts and easy to learn. [...]

June 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: Judging fly rod performance on and off the battlefield

The action on a particular rod may struggle in the wind more than another or not handle heavy, weighted flies as well as another. [...]

June 5, 2018 RECENT, Slide

“These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ . . .”  Choosing the right wading boots

Wading boots worn with or without waders are as crucial to your comfort and safety as polarized glasses. Skimping on either is quintessential profligacy [...]

March 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly fishing statistics about you

About 20 years ago, women were single digit participants in fly fishing. Today they represent the fastest growing segment of fly angling. [...]

July 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Choosing the right fly rod goes beyond a wiggle…

Instead of appearing in any way, shape or form to be the ass in the story depicted here, let Kelly Gallup walk you through the process of choosing the right fly rod. [...]

April 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Rod Review: Reilly Rod Crafters’ Chuck Kraft Series #5

The luxury of this five is that it fishes all day comfortably... if you let the rod do its job. You can learn on this rod and you will not retire it once you become competent. [...]

January 9, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Slide