Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Hughie McDowell" Tag

Opinion: New Zealand guides don’t wear taps on wade boots

If stealth is the best way to approach fly fishing for trouts, why would cleats attached to wade boots be of any use to a veteran fly fisher embracing stealth? [...]

August 22, 2019 Destinations, New Zealand, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

Taking the wind out of your cast

The success and enjoyment of fly fishing are directly related to your ability to present your fly to fish in many weather conditions effectively. [...]

February 8, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Yes, there’s even camo underwear now

Hey, if you need camo underwear, we know where you can get them. But what would you need them for? Never mind - sorry I asked. [...]

October 8, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Thoughts on Litter Louts

Those who trash your river, beach, national park, public lands, and national monuments are on the rise. Grass roots cleanup groups need to grow their numbers as well. [...]

June 5, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature Story: The undeniable merits of stealth

When fast wading a stream you're notifying fish of your presence. The same indicator warns and alarms fish by banging around on a boat deck [...]

July 10, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

Tips & Tactics: How to transport a rigged fly rod

Learn how to transport your fly rod from one location to the next, walking or in a vehicle. Too many rod tips get unnecessarily broken while being carried from one location to the next [...]

October 7, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Conservation: Is that photo really worth it?

Gripping a fish in the pectoral area using inward force and squeezing pressure will compress the heart and maybe the liver and gills. [...]

January 16, 2014 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature: Fly fishing North Island of New Zealand with McDowell

Walking out to inspect my RV, he asked to see my flies, it was a quick exam – he said nothing but, “See you in the morning Yank.” [...]

September 9, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Spot