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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

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

Opinion: Seriously, do you honestly think you deserve a high-five?

There used to be a video of four stud-like guys high 5-ing each other for having reeled in a grouper, electrically - they got laughed at so many times they took the post down. [...]

September 9, 2019 billfish, electric reels, Fly Fishing, RECENT, Slide

Industry News: RIO sweeps lakes with its new line

A short head, get deep fast, and have a level leader now available in one package - no more homemade cutting and tying lines to get deep - thanks RIO. [...]

September 5, 2019 Fly Fishing, fly lines, Industry News, News, RECENT, Slide

Women fly fishing guides: Where are they?

Women, in less than a decade, added 1,764,000 new players to the fly fishing rolls, but if you’re looking for a woman guide, you might be disappointed. [...]

September 4, 2019 Fly Casting, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Women guides

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

Another botched road work design redone to clear salmon migration blockage

Having to correct such a glaring disregard for the conservation of ingress and egress of salmon is beyond stupid. Be more careful of whom we vote into office? [...]

August 29, 2019 A Lesson Learned, Conservation, NOAA, RECENT, Rivers & Dams, Slide