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Opinion: How to avoid being a “googan”

If you can’t cast proficiently, the best thing you can hope to catch on you're close to thousand bucks day is a cold. [...]

October 12, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

What is it about Orvis?

No matter the reality of why a cast is well performed or not, like actually being caused by fly line, leader, fly, or angler - it is the fly rod that is always charged with the responsibility for performance [...]

October 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Industry News: RIO Offers New Scandi 3D Line

The Scandi 3D (3 depths and ConnectCore) fly lines are not new to RIO Products (England/UK) or to the fly fishing public worldwide, but are new to RIO's U. S. market [...]

October 9, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Flies … thinking outside of the box.

Rarely are new patterns world beaters, but some of Chuck Kraft's flies might qualify. He's been guiding and tying for 30 years in a multi species venue [...]

October 6, 2017 Opinion, RECENT, Slide

A fishing story. Me and Daisey

Fishing a private section of a river or stream full of trout or salmon is a rarity in the U. S. More European. Let's not go backward and call privatizing public lands and waterways as being Great Again [...]

October 6, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying: #9 Enhanced Chenille Caterpillar

Enhancing a simple hook tied fly like a basic green chenille caterpillar has remarkable results. Just by adding a little tail coloration seems to profoundly affect interest from trout bass and panfish [...]

October 4, 2017 RECENT, Slide

How to solve trailing hook issues on a tube fly

The String Leech tie allows the small trailer hook to stay close to the undulating zonker strip. The one hook approach avoids adding a second hook to cover short strikes [...]

October 3, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Ruben Martin’s Trashy Stone

Too pretty to fish? Follow the instructions in his video and decide for yourself. [...]

September 20, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

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

Opinion: Are we Googling our way to fly fishing sophistry?

While the internet is now an indispensable resource for fly angling information, it can be an unreliable source as well. It takes a little more than being a novice to know the difference [...]

September 14, 2017 RECENT, Slide