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Angie Roth Joins Fly Life full-time

A woman fisherman flyfishing, standing in waders in thigh deep water.

Angie Roth, stand-in, her twin sister Vanessa Gilmore.

Angie, you were a lawyer, correct? You were a lawyer in your other life, correct?

Angie Roth [AR]: My professional career was spent as a prosecutor. First for a city, then the state, ending as chief district prosecuting attorney for the Feds in the Western District of Virginia. 

What are your hobbies? 

AR: My passion is early jazz. The music that made its way to Chicago – in 1915 through the Roaring 20s and into the Depression years, SxS shotguns [bird shooting and clays / Winchester 21 @28″ and 30″ X 12 gage], and fly fishing.

What are your favorite fish?

AR: Trouts and salmons in freshwater fly fishing, bonefish, stripers, and tarpon in the salt. I fish destinations once or twice a year like the Bahamas, Panama, Maritimes, and Argentina, the family property at least 20 days a year, and other local Georgia waters another 20 days a year.  


The Dolly Varden trout (Salvelinus malma) is a species of salmonid ray-finned fish native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. Despite the name “trout” (which typically refers to freshwater species from the genera Salmo and Onchorhynchus), it belongs to the genus Salvelinus (chars), which includes 51 recognized species, the most prominent being the brook, lake and bull trout as well as the Arctic char. Although many populations are semi-anadromous, riverine and lacustrine populations occur throughout its range. It is considered by taxonomists as part of the Salvelinus alpinus (Arctic char) complex, as many populations of bull trout, Dolly Varden trout and Arctic char overlap. Illustration bt Thom Glace.

The best route to switching to tube flies is one fly at a time

By Angie Roth

Some friends, and my sister, have good enough results fly fishing all sorts of hook-tied flies that it’s hard, sometime impossible, to get them to try tube flies.

The fastest way to better fly fishing experiences with tube flies is to stay up with this website and get notifications on tube fly stories from, and Ruben Martin. Martin is one of the most most creative fly tyers on the planet and readily shares his newest ties, designs, tips and tricks, and classic trout flies through this website.

Attached is a treat from Orvis. It’s called One Minute Fly Fishing Tips. The video is managed by Orvis’ Tom Rosenbauer and Phil Monahan collaborating with Tightline Videos Tim Flagler.

Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

In the first part of a new series on tube flies, Tim explains the advantages of these patterns over traditional streamers. The tube allows for a shorter hook, which gives the angler a mechanical advantage during the fight, and because the pattern tied on the tube slides up the tippet, you can remove hooks easier and even replace them.

Tim’s points of view on tube flies are worth keeping in your library

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If you like these videos give Orvis and Tim Flagler a big shoutout . . .


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