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A fisherman, a woman standing on the banks of a river, flyfishing.

Opinion: You can hear a good fly fisher thinking

| Brook Trout, FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, freshwater fly fishing, Opinion, Slide, Women Anglers | No Comments
One of the fatal flaws in trout fly fishing is thinking that the fish is a bridge too far when, in reality, it's right in front of you. Never reach…

One should never tire of a fantastic fly. So reintroducing the Woolly

| FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, freshwater fly fishing, Lefty Kreh, Russell Blessing, Slide, Woolly Bugger, YouTube | No Comments
The Woolly Bugger never failed me. It's the best fly I have ever pitched. No matter your choice, you know Woolly is a high draft choice and you never leave…

Opinion: There’s no downside to tying tube flies

| April Vokey, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Fly Tying Vise, Slide, Women in the News, YouTube | No Comments
Casting a tube fly is easier: Because it will be significantly lighter, especially with articulated patterns, big streamers, and bass–tarpon–like patterns. Think about the weight of the hook.

On Wall Street, ‘Greed Is Good,’ but blocking citizens’ access to Public Lands is not

| FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, freshwater fly fishing, Project Land Locked, Public Lands, Republicans, Slide, Thom Glace, YouTube | No Comments
Public lands surrounded by private property with no public roads or trails to reach them—guarantee access to no one except the neighboring landowners.
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Fly Tying: The original Adams in #16 with a few modern materials

| Adams Fly, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, freshwater fly fishing, RECENT, Slide, Tim Flagler, YouTube | No Comments
Anyone who trout fishes has an Adams of some sort, but for dry flies I've narrowed it down to the dry and parachute Adams', and Lee Wulff's Grey Wulff. Less…
A fly fishing guide poling a flats skiff in search for tarpon and redfish along the coastline of

Conservation News: NOAA explains why we need MRIP data

| Capt. Andrew Derr, Conservation News, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Marine Recreational Information Program, RECENT, saltwater fishing, Slide, Thom Glace, wild fish conservancy, Wild Oceans | No Comments
Remarkably, during the anti-science years, NOAA was able to stay pure to its charge and avoid polarization - sticking with the nation's more important issues through marine science.
A bonefish in clear shallow salt water near Havana, Cuba.

Conservation News: BTT is Honing in on Elusive Keys Bonefish Spawning Sites

| Bahamas, Bonefish, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Conservation News, Florida Keys, Fly Fishing, Nick Roberts, RECENT, Slide | No Comments
A scientifically based organization, BTT has a unique collaboration based on égalité and fraternité: lodges, gov. agencies, professional guides, angling enthusiasts, wealthy donors, and scientists. It works.

Puzzling: When pairing with modern fly lines, choosing well makes for a good fly rod

| Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing Show, fly lines, Fly Rods, Fly Shops, grain weight, ICAST, IFTD Show, RECENT, RIO Products, Sage Fly Rods, Slide | No Comments
A $1,000 fly rod won't cast like a Walmart fly rod, but the wrong fly line/fly rod pairing can sure make $1,000 look like someone bought an EDSEL.
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