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Impromptu fly fishing

Walk-in fly fishing, when it’s going to be impromptu, requires preparedness. Footwear is not stocking foot chest waders or old sneakers [...]

August 2, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At the Vise: Black marabou leech – hook or tube

This black marabou leech has significant attractor value. When tying them, make the tails in big, short clumps, so they'll be "fat". [...]

July 31, 2017 FEATURE STORY, 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

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

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

An easier way – using two vises

If you're looking for an easier, faster way to tie an articulated fly - try using two vises. You can connect the hooks via braided line, mono or wire [...]

July 17, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Rajeff on the birth of a fly rod

Probably the most quoted measurement about a fishing rod is its modulus, but that is only a part of the equation that makes for that perfect fly rod [...]

July 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Restoring Migrating Fish Passages Is Measureless

The Atlantic salmon is the only salmon native to the east coast of the U.S. Once celebrated as the “king of fish," only 1% of the historic population remains [...]

June 29, 2017 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Every which way to finish a fly

If your just a hand finisher, then here is a chance learn the tools. If you think hand finishing is for pros only, think again. It’s the fastest of all the finishing techniques. [...]

June 28, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: A day pack by Fishpond

Although the pack looks oversize, it's not, but roomy it is. A great feature is quick access pocket right at the opening - annoying searching eliminated [...]

June 27, 2017 RECENT, Slide