Fly Life Magazine

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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

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

Industry News: RIO hits the mark with tell all knot vids

“We wanted to create a resource for anglers to easily learn more about a variety of knots and to learn how different leader and tippet materials influence the end result" [...]

June 2, 2015 Industry News, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Are baitfish the honeybees of the oceans?

Baitfish represent the primary link in an undersea food web that unites all marine creatures—from tiny invertebrates to mammals and birds. [...]

April 22, 2015 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature Story: It’s on! …when the largemouth bass spawn

The biggest poppers and sliders will catch the biggest fish and reduce the number of strikes from the smaller ones, but everything will eat the smaller flies and they are a lot easier to cast [...]

March 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

News: Lefty Kreh, the father of modern fly fishing, turns 90

Bernard "Lefty" Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with virtually everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro. [...]

March 13, 2015 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Feature: Florida’s St. Johns River shad stage comeback

He was right on the money. From what we could tell, the current was flowing well, despite a north wind that riffled the surface. [...]

March 4, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide