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Fly tying a terrestrial on the steroids, the Cinnamon Ant

There are several versions of the cinnamon ant, and I don't know where it came from, but this Flagler version "Flying" has been winning votes since 2016 in Appalachia. [...]

September 23, 2019 Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide, Videos

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

99% of the billions of tons of plastic we’ve dumped in the oceans is missing?

Humankind is after itself - voting for leadership that will hasten air and water pollution, overfish the oceans, quicken the pace of overheating the planet, deforesting the earth... [...]

September 19, 2019 Conservation News, plastic trash, RECENT, Slide

Idaho’s Chinook salmon extirpated by 2039: Dams and warming too much for the king

Some 50,000 spring-summer Chinook spawned in the 1950s. Today, about 1,500 fish and declining. Trump's Endangered Species reversal said to be the nail in the coffin. [...]

September 18, 2019 RECENT, Research, Rivers & Dams, Salmon Fishing, 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

Fly fishing at night

If you fly fish at night, there is one thing that you would never want to leave home without, a friend. And at least one of you needs to be very familiar with the coordinates. [...]

September 13, 2019 Fly Fishing, Night fishing, RECENT, Slide

Everglades photographer raises conservation awareness

Clyde Butcher is an American large format camera photographer known for wilderness photography of the Florida landscape. [...]

September 12, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

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