Let kids come to fly fishing at their own pace
Tying a great Hare’s Ear variant, thanks to the creativity of Matt Callies of Loon Outdoors.
Bigger fish will often lie in hard-to-reach habitat.
The venerable Pheasant Tail Nymph turns up in most fly boxes, as it should. It’s a buggy pattern, and the iridescence of the peacock herl tied in as the bug’s abdomen always seems to draw trout to this classic fly. Over the years, the patterns has evolved somewhat, thanks largely to the introduction of synthetic … Read more
Tying an extended-body fly … with ease
For backcountry anglers, now is the time to make sure your gear is ready
Tying the Shiney Hiney Caddis Pupa
Tying the Atherton No. 2 Nymph
Fly-fishing tips from our friends up north
Sinking and sink-tip lines are great for getting flies down deep in the water column where the big trout eat, but they can be a pain to cast and then recast. First, these lines are heavy—hundreds of grains, for the most part. Second, they don’t really allow for nimble fly casting. These lines are made … Read more