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Long rods for small streams

Long fly rods for small waters and small trouts are not a contrarian's view of fly fishing. If you think of the advantages, you may just convince yourself [...]

May 24, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Is that rod review all I need to know?

Choosing your next fly rod is a pleasure if you've thought through your budget, where you're mainly going to fish it and the ease with which it would cast all day [...]

April 25, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Photography: Is there a camera for my remedial skill level and rugged lifestyle?

Nikon COOLPIX AW130 Waterproof Digital Camera with Built-In Wi-Fi is the perfect match for my remedial photography skills and intermediate tech awareness. [...]

November 14, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Taking Pictures

Of Interest: Clearing up Oncorhynchus mykiss as bows and steelies

When it comes to science, politicians sometimes find the truth a job threatening inconvenience. When pressured, they always seem to choose what is convenient for their reelection [...]

October 17, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Of Interest, Slide

Video: Shoelaces? Fly Fishing. Are you kidding me?

Shoelaces? Fly fishing. Playoffs! While it seems a bit laughable to run a bit about shoelaces, Fraiser's Gink & Gasoline story hit home for me. A tripped on untied shoelace can be dangerous [...]

September 22, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Videos

Tips & Tactics: FREE your single handed 9-footer from WF bondage

Putting away a single handed rod (SHR) and buying another $800 rod so you can spey cast is no longer necessary. Try less than a $100 for lines and you're in spey-ville, ready to improve your casts, fishing and [...]

June 9, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Guiding Chronicles: Here’s the skinny on life as a fishing guide

A full-time guide is obsessed with fishing and has a passion for constantly perfecting their strategies and constantly learning the best ways to stay on fish. [...]

May 4, 2016 RECENT, Slide

Advice: Blood Knot subdued by a tooth pick, a pre-tied knot or a metal tool

Although the blood knot is generally relegated to fresh water angling, it does find its way into light tackle fly angling in the salt as well. Here are a few easier ways to tie it. [...]

April 18, 2016 Advice, RECENT, Slide

Tips & Tactics: More about spring runoff, high water and the need for a short game

The best techniques for nymphing are simple. A two fly rig has a near the bottom nymph and the dropper 16-to 18-inches above that to catch trout targeting emergers. [...]

February 8, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Ordinary, inexpensive “stuff” can make life on the water easier

Cahill takes the guess work of finding out what the trouts are eating, how to take your waders off and keep your socks dry, and why you should keep those pill bottles [...]

January 28, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics