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Tips & Tactics: Two Fly Rod Breakdown Systems for Safe Transport

When a new client arrives at the dock with his rod/s still in their tubes fly fishing guides have a saying when witnessing such an arrival. “This guy is an idiot and I’m in for a long day.” [...]

September 22, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: Inflatables may not be pretty, but as a fishing tool hard to beat

The best benefits of the inflatables we profile, as I see it, are ease of getting into and out of; portability to, from and out of the water, and gear stowage. [...]

August 31, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Feature Story: Leaders – can you teach and old dog new tricks?

Knotless tapered leaders are made for average everything, average casting distance and average size flies. However, that’s not the real world, and a little adjusting makes all the difference [...]

June 24, 2016 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Opinion: We live in a kayak world, but the canoe gets the nod here

A canoe might be worth a revisit if you only have angling on your mind. Think access, fishing from a higher perch, hauling more gear with no draft penalty, and easy in and out. [...]

May 13, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Fish Facts: Ctenopharyngodon idella, the grass carp

The grass carp is actually one of the largest members of the minnow family. [...]

April 12, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Wednesday Fish Facts

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

Video: Craft fur shrimp – simple to tie for many species

Tying your own flies has rewards beyond saving a few bucks. It makes you think of what do the fish eat. If I take a fish for the table, I always inspect the stomach contents. [...]

December 8, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Videos

Opinion: Hone ‘presentation’ skills on redfish and improve all ’round

“Your first presentation of a fly to a red in any profile of feeding or cruising has to be right on the money, and that gives you an 85% chance of getting an eat . . . " [...]

October 16, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Opinion, Slide

Tips & Tactics: Use the Hemostat Knot with differing line diameters or materials

When the situation of dissimilar diameters or materials comes up this knot is helpful. Sometimes called the Seaguar Knot, it is almost 100%. [...]

September 22, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Spot, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: In casting, is your fly line more important than your fly rod?

Expanding the useful duties of a fly rod by adding a 'lines', which is much cheaper than buying two more fly rods. Think shooting head, scandi, skagit, versi tips or poly tips [...]

September 11, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics