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Industry News: Orvis Launches 50/50 on the Water Film Tour

Orvis' 50/50 was a great concept, but it got off to a slow start for reasons not covered here, but the same players got it figured out, and the Film Tour looks excellent. [...]

September 27, 2019 Fly Fishing, Industry News, Orvis 50/50, RECENT, Slide

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

Have we trained trout, albies, bass, sharks, and bonefish to avoid individual flies?

The science for understanding gamefish behavior, with regard to lures, flies, and baits, when their realms have been constantly fished the same "attractors" has red flags. [...]

September 20, 2019 Point Of View, RECENT, Research, Science, Slide

#DozenforDorian: Fly tyers unite for Hurricane Dorian victims

Tyers may tie a dozen flies and auction them off on their social channels. Proceeds are being donated to the Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation. [...]

September 19, 2019 RECENT, Slide

The travel industry is helping the Bahamas rebuild

Many of the resorts on nearby islands have banded together in solidarity to show their support for their neighbors. [...]

September 18, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide

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