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The albies are coming. Tying the Albie Whore

Invented by East End angler and fly tyer, Richard Reagan, the Albie Whore is an attractor pattern that can trigger strikes when matching the hatch won't work. [...]

August 30, 2019 At The Vise, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Opinion: In the art of exaggeration fluorocarbon leaders get my nod

Comparatively, quality mono, and fluoro leader materials each have real advantages, but they are minuscule in real-time performance. Fluoro is 2 X more expensive - you choose. [...]

August 28, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Looking Back, Opinion, Research, Slide

An old classic Caddis Pupa tied with modern-day materials

It's not often a fly that looks pro-tied because it appears to be complicated is, in point of fact, easy and fun to tie. Oh, and it's a proven veteran. Tie a dozen. [...]

August 27, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

Casting for Recovery and getting to know all about you

CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. [...]

August 26, 2019 Casting for Recovery, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Playing by IGFA rules is something to be applauded

A good angler, using a light tippet, knows they must catch quickly because of predation. Also important are proper handling and a timely release. [...]

August 20, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, IGFA, Of Interest, Slide

Lahontan cutthroat trout was thought extinct, but like Lazurus rose again

Not much is heard about these once thought extirpated Lahontan trout, but fishing for the revitalized version in Pyramid Lake is stand-alone weird, but rewarding. [...]

August 14, 2019 Conservation, Fly Fishing, Lahontan cutthroat trout, RECENT, Slide

Book Review: Stronghold by Tucker Malarkey about Guido Rahr’s salmon passion

Salmon feed us, and their presence tells us that our rivers are still healthy. At least 137 different species depend on the marine-rich nutrients that wild salmon provide. [...]

August 13, 2019 Book Review, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Salmon Fishing, Slide

How to make an amazing fly fishing film

Hank Patterson, offers hilarious, ridiculous, and sometimes sound tips and techniques on how you can create your very own award winning fly fishing film. [...]

August 8, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Take an ant to lunch. A trout will thank you

Terrestrials are go-to foodstuffs for trouts in any hemisphere on the planet, in temperate climates they can be fished year-round, or at least I've found that to be true. [...]

August 7, 2019 Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

You don’t have to own a spey rod to benefit from two handed casting

You can cast long with big flies against the wind overhead casting with a 9-foot, 10-weight fly rod, so can I, but longer and for longer with your fly rod - make mine spey. [...]

August 6, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Slide, Videos