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Taking the wind out of your cast

The success and enjoyment of fly fishing are directly related to your ability to present your fly to fish in many weather conditions effectively. [...]

February 8, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tying the Velcro Crab

Tying the Velcro Crab If you are like me, you are a little obsessed with packing multiple different crab patterns in your fly box. In my current list of favorites are the raghead crab, the kung fu crab, the venerable [...]

February 5, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

An Angler’s Quest to Play in the NFL

This is an interesting video about JP Flynn and a subject covering a quest not often attempted and seldom achieved. Fly fishing will forever be his adventure. [...]

February 4, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Bow River Bugger: Is it muddler, bugger, sculpin or leech?

The original interpretation was actually designed for smallmouth bass - wanting something similar to the Dobsonfly larva. [...]

January 17, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Swimming Caddis Pupa

This fly imitates the the stage of the caddis as it emerges and makes its way to the surface. Many caddisflies meet their maker during this stage, making this pattern extremely effective. [...]

January 17, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Videos

I bug your pardon – Mayfly life cycle

The mayfly is the go-to "bug" - its numbers will dominate the census of any body of water they’re found - almost any clean, freshwater worldwide. [...]

January 15, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Crazy Charlie – legendary bonefish fly

Some mistakenly believe that Bob Nauheim invented the “Crazy Charlie Fly,” but it was invented by Charles Smith from Andros Island, Bahamas. [...]

January 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Warm winter days in the Appalachians

In the southeast, it's becoming more and more common to have winter weather breaks of a week or more - stimulating good trout fly fishing days [...]

January 11, 2019 RECENT, Slide

The Kreelex Fly: It is ugly and a killer

The Kreelex fly was intended initially to tame smallmouth bass, but it turned out to be just as likely pounded by carp or pike. [...]

January 7, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide

2019: International Year of the Salmon

2019 is the International Year of the Salmon. Someday, we may have salmon throughout New England again. [...]

December 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide