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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

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

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

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

Fly tying is an art and makes our lives more satisfying

Jack Reis' Jigged Clouser Minnow is easy to tie, introduces a unique jig hook, and makes retrieving and swimming it good enough for a novice to succeed. [...]

August 22, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Tying, Slide, Videos

The toughest score of a flats Grand Slam, Trachinotus falcatus

BTT has gathered more information about permit than academic based organizations because they engage local guides and biologists, and everyone fly fishes. [...]

August 16, 2019 Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, RECENT, Research, Slide, Videos

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

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

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