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Beginner Fly Tying: #3 – The all-important bobbin

This wonderfully simple little device holds and tensions tying thread while at the same time giving you great control. [...]

July 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Finding unpaved places

Could the world, now so connected by the internet, have a story of adventure and discovery be experienced and written about... or could it? [...]

July 27, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly fishing has healing powers

As the veterans continue along the trail, the sound of what they came for becomes audible: a rushing river. [...]

July 27, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Is your fly in play?

When it comes to leader construction, think short leaders for sinking lines and longer leaders if you are using a floating line. [...]

July 26, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Hatchery salmon crowding habitat in Alaska

Researchers found that large numbers of hatchery salmon stray into streams with low water and cause what scientists call hypoxia. [...]

July 26, 2017 RECENT, Slide

It’s all about how you wiggle the worm

Equally as important as tying a fly that swims right is the ability of the angler to impart the correct action to swim it just right. [...]

July 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fishing with big streamers

Chad Johnson has been tying the big streamer patterns he refers to for years - try em.' They’ll light up big ass trout in your home water, too. [...]

July 25, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Reminder: AMFF Annual Fly Fishing Festival

The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s Fly Fishing Festival is fun for the whole family. If you’re nearby, go. You’ll be glad you did [...]

July 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Commando shooting heads and how to use them

It’s hard to believe that OPST flies so far under the radar. This system has so many applications and is a cinch to use. [...]

July 24, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Forage fish in Maine showing robust numbers

Removing an obsolete dam revitalized a major river, a state economy and holds the key to using the river for the right reason at the right time [...]

July 21, 2017 RECENT, Slide