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Natural vs. Prince

Natural vs. Prince

One thing nymph anglers often forget–or may never realize–is that nymphs, particularly if they’re suspended under an indicator or high-sticked through a fishy run, will ride through the water column vertically. The good news is, natural nymphs, when...

Sulphur Perdigon Nymph

Sulphur Perdigon Nymph

Perdigon-style nymphs are great for anglers who need to get deep, and get deep quickly. Tied with lead-free wire and finished with a hard-finish UV resin, these flies drop like stones and don’t push too much water, which minimizes drag. Above, Tim Flagler of...

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Panfish … for the pan

Panfish … for the pan

Across the country, the panfish bite is on. Or it’s about to be on, depending on where you live. And don’t be shy. Take your limit. Especially of the small ones. Panfish, like bluegill, bream, pumpkinseed and almost all varieties of sunfish are prone to...

Let your fly reel rock

Let your fly reel rock

Classic rock and fly fishing don’t often seem to go together. Just hit any of the film festivals that are currently touring the country. The music embedded behind the cinematography rarely features Iron Maiden, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen … or AC/DC....

Handy

Handy

By Dean Finnerty My son really wanted this fish. He’d put in a lot of hours standing in the cold, winter flows of an Oregon coastal stream, plying its waters day after day, waiting for that tug. While he had caught steelhead before, when this tug finally came, on the...

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