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Opinion: My fluorocabon leaders do not perform as well as yours?

The best piece of advice I got about fly fishing: “Buy the best gear you can afford, and never hesitate to change-out your leader if you even think it might have been nicked." [...]

September 16, 2019 Opinion, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Opinion: Can you or can you “knot” look beyond your current view

Fishing knots are as personal as your written signature, but a better fishing knot can improve our catch statistics. Knots demand our most thoughtful scrutiny. [...]

August 30, 2019 FEATURE STORY, fly tying knots, Opinion, Slide

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

Opinion: New Zealand guides don’t wear taps on wade boots

If stealth is the best way to approach fly fishing for trouts, why would cleats attached to wade boots be of any use to a veteran fly fisher embracing stealth? [...]

August 22, 2019 Destinations, New Zealand, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

You couldn’t go fishing then and back to the future smells worse

The purpose of environmental law is to protect and preserve the environment - the two main subjects control of pollution, and the conservation and management of land. [...]

August 15, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Looking Back, Opinion, Slide

Public lands and party lines

William Perry Pendley advocates the privatization of public lands and has ties to a number of notorious anti-public land groups, including the American Lands Council. [...]

July 31, 2019 Conservation, Opinion, Public Lands, RECENT, Slide

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

Doing the wrong thing for all the wrong reasons? Friday thoughts

Sometimes we overreact, sometimes we should have acted. Somewhere there is a balance - at least that's what A. O. Wilson thinks. [...]

July 12, 2019 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Science, Slide

Musings on minutia – timing, tides, moon phase, weather and wind

As far as full and dark moons, it’s a matter of light, along with the higher water . . . and corresponding increased current - that spring tides produce. [...]

June 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Opinion: Fluorocarbon facts and fiction

Carl McNeil of the Swift Fly Fishing Company wrote: “. . . the properties of Fluorocarbon are a little more than 'received wisdom' from the marketing department . . .over generously promoted as benefits." [...]

January 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide