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Knots, do-overs, kinky swirls, and the stuff we’re told

Attaching a fly to your tippet is as important as the fly you chose and the water you selected to fish. Don’t rush the job or treat it as a distraction - operator error is why knots fail [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

It has a horror movie name, but it’s a great fly

Tim Flagler can make any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water. This Egg Sucking Leech pattern is a killer fly and easy to tie. [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

The lowly hook is huge when it’s, “Fish on!”

Buying cheap brandless hooks made in Asia does not always work out well. You'll be better-served buying hooks at your local fly shop [...]

October 16, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Book Reviews: Aaron Adams, “Clark Kent” of BTT

Aaron's books cover a lot of coastal fisheries: West Indies, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico's coasts all the way to subtropical Atlantic. [...]

October 4, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: Sept. 21 – 27, 2018

Here’s Another Side to the Landlocked Public Lands Story Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Only recently has LWCF funding been specifically purposed with unlocking our inaccessible public lands, meaning that we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us when it [...]

September 28, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Tim Flagler Ties The Mop Hopper

Tying Tim Flagler's Mop Hopper is easy, but paying attention to how he deals with legs makes it so - his tip can be transported to other flies. [...]

September 13, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Too hot to trout fish? Try the mountains’ brookies

Brook trout havens are guarded secrets - like bank vault combinations. A brook trout stream could so quickly be overharvested - ruined by the thoughtless. [...]

August 20, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Thank you Orvis and Wm. G. Tapply for this video

Rarely do we see a film that so entraps that we watch over and over. The Damsels in Distress film by Sharptail Media is one of those films. [...]

July 26, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Big company fiberglass fly rods: What do they really offer?

Fiberglass fly rods are carefully constructed by craftspeople who scrutinize, touch, feel, measure, cut, apply coatings and bonding adhesives, test, and wrap each product. [...]

July 25, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Gear Review: Orvis Helios 3D

Orvis also bought the license to a resin that cooks at a higher temperature, a process usually reserved for state of the art helicopter blades. [...]

July 6, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Fly Rod Review, Gear, Gear Review, Review, Slide, Videos