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Bow River Bugger: Is it muddler, bugger, sculpin or leetch?

The original interpretation was actually designed for smallmouth bass - wanting something similar to the Dobsonfly larva. [...]

January 17, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Swimming Caddis Pupa

This fly imitates the the stage of the caddis as it emerges and makes its way to the surface. Many caddisflies meet their maker during this stage, making this pattern extremely effective. [...]

January 17, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Videos

Can’t cast a lick, bring lotion and a book

The silvery, chameleon-like bonefish is the ultimate challenge on the flats because of elusiveness and oft persnickety way with fur and feathers. [...]

January 16, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Reminder: The Fly Fishing Show – Marlborough, MA

Each winter and spring, The Fly Fishing Show’s whistle stops around the country setting the pace for fly fishing the neighbors' pond and the globe [...]

January 14, 2019 RECENT, Slide

The Crazy Charlie – legendary bonefish fly

Some mistakenly believe that Bob Nauheim invented the “Crazy Charlie Fly,” but it was invented by Charles Smith from Andros Island, Bahamas. [...]

January 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Kreelex Fly: It is ugly and a killer

The Kreelex fly was intended initially to tame smallmouth bass, but it turned out to be just as likely pounded by carp or pike. [...]

January 7, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Getting an education in Cedar Run

Everything I learned came by word of mouth or magazines, and Louie Catelinni was my library - amateur fish biologist and master fly tier. [...]

December 5, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Hey, that’s my fly you’re calling ugly!

Tim Flagler, Tightline Productions, makes almost any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water and this fly no exception. [...]

December 3, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Videos

Simon Gawesworth shows how to tie a simple dropper

RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth runs through a number of reasons why you would fish a dropper on your leader and how to do so. [...]

November 27, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Innovations have changed fly fishing over the years

By BILL BEAN for the Ravalli Republic Charles Duell, Commissioner of U.S. patent office in 1889, said “everything that can be invented has been invented.” This quote nearly caused the patent office to close. When discussing fly fishing equipment we [...]

November 26, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics