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The downstream retrieve and its merits

Most discoveries, better ways to fly fish, come from adoptions outside of angling, or by sheer luck of a mishap that results in better catch results. [...]

March 27, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

It’s a good idea to be a “leader” snob

It's worth it to buy the best leader material. It's worth it to spend extra time rigging your leaders. It's worth it to take extreme care when doing these things. [...]

March 18, 2019 RECENT, Slide

Trout shortcuts and the infinity knot

What's knot to live by when you're fly fishing? Chuck Marshall, does an excellent job presenting what he calls the infinity knot. [...]

February 26, 2019 News, RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

What happens to the Salmonidae after a wildfire?

Forest fires denude stream banks. The ability of fish communities to recover depends on several interacting factors that are not well understood. [...]

February 19, 2019 RECENT, Slide

There isn’t a single good reason to not fish tube flies

Taking the step into tube fly tying couldn't cost more than $25 to $40. All feathers and fur are the same tying techniques. [...]

October 16, 2018 RECENT, Slide

At The Vise: Creating weedguards

Weed guards have no sex appeal, but they sure get the job done when called for, like around structures, cover, heavy flats cover and popping a fly off a bank or lily pad [...]

December 19, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics

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

Fly Fishing: The top topwater flies for summer

When going topwater during the hot summer days there's no mystery in where to cast: parallel to the bank in slow water, pool tailouts, marsh grass, tailing fish [...]

April 26, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide

River & Dams: Conjoined for a reason, then forgotten

No better examples of the Industrial Revolution's environmental impact on fisheries of significance importance exists in U. S. than that of the damned rivers of the Northeast [...]

December 13, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Rivers & Dams, Slide

Profile: Chuck Kraft on flies that score big in your away games

Chuck Kraft provides us with a different approach to flies. His flies are not at all typical. One violates every rule in the book and is a trout killer on Montana's Madison River [...]

September 2, 2016 Profile, RECENT, Slide