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Swimmy Jimmy’s name has come up in draft circles as a possible # one pick?

Who could have ever guessed the Woolly Bugger would-be claimant to the best fly ever? Well, what about the Swimmy Jimmy? Is it the new "BUGGER?" [...]

November 15, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

How to tie Flagler’s Icy Hot Jig Fly

Fly tying has its own seasons and anticipations, setbacks, and triumphs. I'm glad to be seduced by it. When we finish tying, we made something, and that's a good feeling. [...]

November 13, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, trout, Videos

Aardvark’s Permit 101

Be careful with this one because the quest for permit is a bit like falling down the rabbit hole. [...]

November 12, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

You’re not a hero ordering soldiers into battle, but who goes into battle is

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”―G.K. Chesterton [...]

November 11, 2019 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide, Veterans Day

The Early Show: Chicago’s fly fishing show this Sunday

Sit with some of the area’s best fly tyers as they demonstrate their talents on a variety of patterns at Chicagoland’s only fly-fishing show. Bring the kids for a free tying program, and shop from select vendors. [...]

November 8, 2019 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Tying Ruben Martin’s easy, realistic crab

Ruben uses beautiful technique in some of the burning and gluing steps that create really lifelike textures and details [...]

November 7, 2019 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Michigan DNR pledging $8 million to Asian carp barrier in Illinois

Stopping invasive carp from getting into the Great Lakes is one of the most important things we can do to protect Michigan's signature natural resource [...]

November 6, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Lower Keys plastic removal initiative

Ocean Conservancy, Lower Keys Guides Association and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing remove 4,000 lbs of ocean plastic, ghost gear, and debris from Key West waters. [...]

November 5, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Artifishal – An important film about our global fisheries

This eye opening film is fascinating and scary in it's findings and discussion of massively important developments in our global fisheries. [...]

November 4, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

SE Alaska harvesters want no exemption for Tongass

“Our livelihoods rely on the health of the salmon, and salmon are reliant upon the health of the Tongass National Forest,” [...]

October 31, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide