Fly Life Magazine

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Industry News: Power to the angler with TFO drift rod

Nymphing any style: A weighted fly or flies, cast upstream, fished along the bottom with the rod parallel to the surface – pulling the fly faster than the current and repeat. [...]

October 18, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Does the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission have tunnel vision?

Atlantic menhaden is essential to the entire Atlantic ecosystem. They eat phytoplankton, keeping the water clear, provide food for striped bass, bluefish, albies, marine mammals, and seabirds [...]

October 17, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Industry News: Fly Tyers weekend in November

At fly tying shows like this one, regional patterns that catch fish get discovered. Many patterns transport well and become your new, secret "killer" pattern - far from its origin [...]

October 16, 2017 RECENT, Slide

What’s in a name, Euro nymphing and techniques

European Nymphing, in all of its forms, emphasizes line control - short distance fishing, and quick sinking flies that allow the angler to detect the subtlest of strikes [...]

October 13, 2017 RECENT, Slide

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

A guides tale, fly fishing with Jim Harrison

Harrison was often compared to Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner, and characterized as a writer of “hyper-masculine” texts, though this was a label he personally deplored. [...]

October 10, 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

No wild salmon return to historic New Brunswick river in 2017

Many believe that the Magaguadavic River zero salmon is a harbinger and that no new open net-pen salmon aquaculture sites should be allowed in proximity to wild salmon rivers [...]

October 5, 2017 RECENT, Slide