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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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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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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We’ve been applauding Florida’s new Governor, Ron DeSantis, for a couple weeks now, and he shows no sign of slowing down in his campaign to re-envision the way state government thinks about Everglades restoration and solving the state’s . . .
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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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Acclaimed competition angler Devin Olsen is a big fan of nymphs that feature a bright tag. These patterns are quite popular in other parts of the world but haven't really caught on here in the U.S. of A. Olsen created the Blowtorch during a 2014 training . . .
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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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Here's a great video trip from Capt. Bruce Chard of Gink & Gasoline, who demonstrates a simple method for picking up a long line to recast. The two problems that a caster has to deal with are . . .
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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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In the market for winter fishing boats? Here are a few different characteristics and styles you’ll want to consider.