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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

Don’t throw those fly tying scraps away – they might come in handy

Not for everyone, but It can be practical and rewarding to carry a fly tying set up, like a travel tying kit, in your truck or RV or packed away in your luggage when traveling. [...]

September 9, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

If you need a fly fishing fix, usually largemouth bass are right around the corner

In every state but Alaska, largemouth bass come to a fly when properly teased. No one ever says catching Micropterus salmoides was a tiresome experience. [...]

September 3, 2019 Bass, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

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

Video: How to avoid twist in your fly line

In this film Zack describes how to avoid getting twist in a fly line in the first place, and what to do if it happens. [...]

August 7, 2019 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

Reminiscing saltwater and marshes of South Florida and flies tied

Tying flies is learning to pounce on a revelation ASAP. When you go to a fly fishing show - head for the tyers tables - listen and watch. [...]

July 11, 2019 Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Alaska and voles – mousing your way to victory

Funny, but even where mice are not prevalent, the pattern of a mouse, vole, or shrew will draw fire from trouts - and big ones. [...]

July 9, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos

In God We Trust, but the blogosphere we parse

Here's an excellent, short video that nails the common cold of fly casting. Mistakes most do not even know they're making. [...]

July 3, 2019 Fly Casting, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Videos