Podcast: Fly-Fishing in Colder Conditions with John Herzer


Tom shows off a fine Bitterrot brown trout with guide John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters.
Photo courtesy Blackfoot River Outfitters
This week, the main event is a chat with John Herzer, owner of Blackfoot River Outfitters and one of the savviest anglers and guides I know. John talks about late-fall and winter fishing in the. . .

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Video: Big Browns and Good Tips in “The Bank,” Episode 2

Here's the second episode of the great new series "The Bank," from our friends Dave and Amelia Jensen, of Jensen Fly Fishing. (We posted Episode 1 last week.) In this video, they are at the. . .

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Museum Pieces: Five Go-To Streamers for Fall

Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing


One of the first saltwater bucktails, the Gibbs Special is forefather of many modern striper flies.
Photo courtesy AMFF

One for the Salt: Harold Gibbs Striper Bucktail
Harold Gibbs is considered the father of modern striper fishing in the Northeast. Originated in the 1940s, the Gibbs Bucktail (above) was one of the first attempts at suggesting a specific forage. . .

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Video: How to Tie “Tuft and Tail” Emerger Patterns

This week's video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions isn't really about a single fly pattern, but about a style of fly that he calls "tuft and tail." These are mostly simple emerger patterns. . .

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Photos: Mr. G’s 135 Inches of Northern Pike

Fish like this are why Mr. G has been coming back for more than two decades. Photos courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge
Mike Lembke of Wollaston Lake Lodge in Saskatchewan sent in three photos of lodge guest Gerry Graunke, or "Mr. G.," who has been making the trip to the lodge for 22 years. The three fish. . .

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Photos: A Guide’s Solo Day on the North Branch of the Potomac

Written by: PJ Daley, Savage River Angler

That's a pretty good selfie with the day's best trout. Photos by PJ Daley
The fishing was spectacular during late August here in Western Maryland. The paper mill was still not releasing any effluent, and the fish were on a feeding streak with their newly acquired. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: Long- vs Short-Line Nymphing


Tom gets it done with a short line and a nymph.
Photo courtesy howtoflyfish.orvis.com/em>
We all wish we could fish dry flies or strip streamers this time of year, but the reality is that, day in and day out, nymph fishing is the most reliable way to catch trout. How you choose to. . .

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