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The best flies for winter fishing

If you head out to our local waters to fish in the coming weeks, be sure your fly box is well stocked with the following patterns to avoid common pitfalls. [...]

March 20, 2017 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips and Tactics: Fly fishing offshore weed lines

It’s pretty hard to beat the heart-pounding, excitement you feel when you find what you’re looking for in a sargassum weed line and all hell breaks loose. [...]

March 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

White bass, the under-rated fly fishing target

White bass are active early spring spawners. Schools of males migrate upstream to spawning areas as much as a month before females. [...]

March 1, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Video: Dredging for pollack on the fly in Norway

Check out this really great video that takes you through all of the equipment, techniques and strategies necessary to catch these hard fighting fish. [...]

January 10, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Industry News: Loon Replacing “Loon Live” With Fly Tying 101

Loon Outdoors provides a great range of tying products and accessories. They are expensive, but no complaints on customer service, product knowledge or quality [...]

January 2, 2017 Industry News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: The Snap-T cast makes life easier

You can turn a seemingly unworkable fly fishing situation into a fish catching advantage. All you need to do is learn a few "spey" casting techniques. [...]

December 7, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Tenkara is easy, but casting gets misunderstood

Tenkara is a way of fly fishing. Presently, it is underrepresented. Why? I'm not really sure, but a lot of folks are truly missing out on fun and easy [...]

November 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Fly Tying: Is the Deceiver the all-time best fly?

Lefty's Deceiver, over the course of decades, has morphed many times. But it would be a rarity for a saltwater angler not to own a handful of them [...]

November 10, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

Tips & Tactics: A funny thing happened at the office supply store

The accouterments we buy in a fly shop may be better looking, but occasionally the hardware store, office supply store, art supply store or craft store has a better, cheaper products [...]

October 31, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Adding simple to your fly fishing life

While not for everyone and not for every species, Tenkara has merits worth embracing. Its knot system is one of those meritorious aspects. The video will give you "ideas" [...]

October 21, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics