Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Get More Hook-Ups When You’re Using Tiny Flies


Small flies have small hooks, which can make it harder to connect with fish.
Image courtesy Tightline Productions

In winter, most anglers fish some of the smallest patterns of the year: midges, tiny olives, and downsized nymphs. A small fly must be tied on a small hook, which often means you. . .

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Take an All-New Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge 01.31.19

Welcome to another edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week, you'll have to come up with the right answers for ten new . . .

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Discovering the Magic of Christmas Island


Steve McLaughlin shows off a golden trevally after a tough fight.
Photo courtesy Front Range Anglers

Christmas Island (Kiritimati) is a destination that inspires adventure, and it is a mecca for anglers around the world. The fishing on Christmas Island is like no other saltwater destination on the planet, with nearly two dozen . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Recognize and Treat Hypothermia

Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler's Covey


Winter fishing can be miserable and cold, and you should always be on the lookout for signs of hypothermia.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Cold weather is not far away, and every angler should be prepared for the challenges that the late season and winter fishing can create. Hypothermia is a serious threat in fall and winter be. . .

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Video: How to Make Your Own Dubbing Brush and Magnet Tool

The Internet is full of “hacks” that are supposed to make your life better in some small way, but few are as truly useful as this tip for creating a homemade tool for tying. Tim’s "dubbing brush and magnet tool" probably costs less than a buck to make, but it . . .

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Two Female Guides Launch a Scholarship Drive to Get More Women in the Industry

Written by: Kaitlin Boyer


Kaitlin Boyer (right) and Robin Schmidt are working to bring more women through the guide school at Colorado Mountain College.
Photo by Kaitlin Boyer

There’s an old saying that “When women support each other, incredible things happen,” and until recently, I hadn’t fully exercised this concept, nor did I know how. Sometimes, it takes an unprecedented experience to fully bring things into perspective. . . .

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