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Perfection is by any other name still perfect

We've been taught the Non-Slip Loop Knot for free swimming a fly, but a better loop knot, and a better knot for free swimming a fly try the Perfection Loop Knot as shown. [...]

September 17, 2019 fly tying knots, Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Tying the Haywire Twist is the tricky part, not the Albright Knot connection

The Albright combining with the Haywire Twist is synonymous with the Keys' most famous guide, Jimmy Albright. [...]

September 11, 2019 Fly Fishing, fly tying knots, Knots, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, tying knots

Circle hooks and Catch & Release thoughtfulness helps fish survive

Today, any recreational fishers not putting a catch back that isn't for the table is not looked upon by anyone with respect - they are decimating everyone's fishery. [...]

August 13, 2019 Advice, Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: Being wise is being nuts about your knots 

A knot could save your life, someone else's life, keep you hooked to a fish, and maintain the value of the property you're hauling by staying secure in transit. [...]

July 30, 2019 Knots, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Walleye at 20-feet or less

Walleye (Sander vitreus) is very much worth a destination trip - usually accompanying them are smallmouth bass and in some instances, crappie. [...]

June 24, 2019 Advice, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Public Lands: Listen to the sound of reason. Now is a good time to start

An excerpt of Wallace Stegner's famous "Wilderness Letter." Do not allow the importance of Public Lands to get lost in the politics of a few. [...]

June 21, 2019 A Lesson Learned, Advice, RECENT, Slide

The Bimini Twist is now as easy to tie as your shoelaces

If you're into catching fish that can take you into your backing learning to tie the Bimini Twist is essential, and now it's easy to tie. Watch and see. [...]

June 19, 2019 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, tying knots

The metal chuckers are way ahead of fluff chuckers

Fluff chuckers can learn a lot from metal chuckers - they've been at it longer and fish harder. Think tournaments regarding knowing more. [...]

June 17, 2019 Advice, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Atlantic Salmon Federation RiverNotes 14 June 2019

Managing a caught Atlantic salmon or any salmonid starts with NEVER BEACHING it. It will swim "no matter what" and bash itself to death. [...]

June 14, 2019 Advice, Atlantic Salmon Federation News, RECENT, Salmon Fishing, Slide, Videos

Advice: Want a little carp catching insurance from the ‘riffle’ folks?

Catching carp has two scenarios. One, search cast in a place they are known to be. Two, site fish for them, which requires the same skills as catching a wary redfish [...]

August 26, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide, Videos