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The captain asked, “Do you know how to swim that fly?”

I didn't read how important swimming a fly is. I watched good anglers. They are always focused on swimming their fly for any fish - pond to ocean. [...]

September 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

An Alaskan fly makes its debut in Appalachia

The discussion of flies settled on what Pudge had found to be successful patterns in North Carolina and North Georgia’s early season trout waters. [...]

March 15, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Looks can be deceiving in Casual Dress

Ernest “Polly” Rosborough's uniqueness in tying was, in the case of Casual Dress, creating flies that mimicked a lot of different things. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Wooly Bugger: The most famous fly of all time?

Someone once said that the Woolly Bugger should be banned from some watersheds. Its effectiveness is that it looks like so many aquatic offerings. [...]

July 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Where did the best fly ever invented come from?

So many stories, so many memories, and I was blessed to spend them with who I believe is one of the greatest fly fisherman to fish the waters of Pennsylvania, Russell Blessing [...]

March 2, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide