Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "freshwater" Tag

First-time winners take trout and walleye stamp contests

Flowering from the minds and hands of men and women, boys and girls some the best fish art come from States' Departments of resources. [...]

August 9, 2019 Art, Conservation, RECENT, Slide

A modernized 170-year-old trout fly is still simple and deadly: Red Tag

The big question is, does the Red Tag Wet Fly catch fish? Yes, it has a history of doing that dating back 170 years. I'd never leave home without a half dozen. [...]

August 1, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

Garmin enters the trolling motor business with Force™

The best freshwater fishing in the US and Canada is accessible via skiffs - those powered by electric trolling motors have an advantage. [...]

July 9, 2019 RECENT, Review, Slide, Videos

Opinion: So far, the best leader system has been a hybrid

With no failures, I'm confident that a tapered leader combined with a tippet ring is the strongest, fastest to tie and most versatile system. [...]

October 17, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Why wouldn’t you use a furled leader?

Furled leaders do take some getting used to, but using one isn't a negative. I have a perfectly functional furled leader on my 7-weight, and I have no idea how old it is. [...]

September 11, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry News: RIO Products Launches Flies 

RIO Products’ Simon Gawesworth, Far Bank Enterprises (Sage, RIO, Redington) didn’t move into the “Flies” business on a two beer whim. They mean it. [...]

July 10, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Was the answer in the headlines?

A predatory invasion into freshwater by striped bass to harvest Atlantic salmon smolt in Northeast America's waters is part of climate change reality [...]

November 14, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Costa Del Mar’s Fantail 580P

The Costa Del Mar Fantail 580P's are lightweight and give me crisp and clear vision for bright days on the water. [...]

November 3, 2017 Gear, Gear Review, RECENT, Slide

Industry News: RIO Offers New Scandi 3D Line

The Scandi 3D (3 depths and ConnectCore) fly lines are not new to RIO Products (England/UK) or to the fly fishing public worldwide, but are new to RIO's U. S. market [...]

October 9, 2017 RECENT, Slide

No, they’re trout, not small tarpon

The season in Alaska is short, the best weeks fill up fast and there are only so many great lodges. A word to the wise - call today to get exactly what you want [...]

May 4, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide