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Future Bright For Land-based Closed-Containment Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture

The founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, introduced a clip from his company’s latest film, Artifishal, which details the havoc wreaked by coastal open-net aquaculture. [...]

November 21, 2019 Aquaculture, ARTIFISHAL, Atlantic salmon, Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

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

Tips & Tactics: How to Make the Twisted Hitch for Rabbit Strip Flies

It seems the best ideas are the simplest. This rabbit strip, or any hide strip, makes for an easy trailing hook set up and quick change out with no loss of the fly. [...]

October 15, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, Tips & Tactics

She said: “Crappie fishing is so much fun it ought to be done in bed”

If you can find one crappie, there are dozens more nearby. Panfish, in general, do not cruise to hunt, they park and ambush near structures, but often found in open water at night. [...]

October 1, 2019 Book Review, FEATURE STORY, Flies, Fly Fishing, Slide

Rob Kramer speaks about how he came to care about Wild Oceans

Wild Oceans emphasizes conserving top predators like billfish, tunas, and sharks -- wolves of the sea that preserve the survival of all fish, marine mammals, and seabirds. [...]

September 30, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Industry News, Slide, Wild Oceans

It’s time to catch Micropterus dolomieu. Make mine hellgrammites on #4s 

Hellgrammites seem to have an even chance at catching any freshwater fish, but waters in which smallmouth habituate seem to have an abundance of them. [...]

September 27, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide, smallmouth bass

News: Flybraries are little “libraries” for fly fishing

Why not leave a fly at the Flybrary near you? If there is not yet a Flybrary near you, start one. There always has to be the first fly, so, start a Flybrary [...]

September 26, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, News, Slide

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

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