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By Chris Hunt The late August rain provided the symphony, a tinny drum beat on the camper's roof and walls, while I sat at my "kitchen" table tying up a gawdy pink streamer.  Parked beneath the bows of towering yellow cedar and Sitka spruce in a lonely Forest Service campground on Prince of Wales [ READ MORE... ]
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I'm in saltwater mode, prepping for a trip to flats next week, and I've been exploring some patterns not only for bonefish and permit, but also for tarpon, jacks, barracuda and even small sharks.  You never know, you know? Tarpon Toad Video of Tarpon Toad I've [ READ MORE... ]
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Matt Callies of Loon will tie small golden stonefly and caddis fly nymphs on Loon Live tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Callies ties flies for viewers the first and third Thursdays of every month. Viewers can not only watch Callies tie live, but Loon manages an archive of previous tying episodes on its [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the best experiences a fly angler can have is a stay at a remote fishing lodge, be it somewhere in the Rockies or the Adirondaks, or even as far-flung as Alaska or the Canadian north woods. I've had the pleasure of staying at lodges in the far north while chasing pike, walleye, lake trout, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Eric Booton There is a general rule of thumb that many of us live by: the bigger the challenge to access the fishing hole, the better the fishing is likely to be. Screen Shot 2018-02-21 at 9.25.32 AM.png With that in mind, a 30-minute flight on an Alaskan “bush” [ READ MORE... ]
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Screen shot courtesy of Water Wolf. Barracuda are incredible gamefish, but they're often overlooked in favor of the "sexier" critters, like bonefish, tarpon and permit. But, at least in my opinion, they belong atop the list for flats fish on the fly, simply because, well, they're just mean. I [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of Hatch Magazine Buying a new fly rod can be intimidating, especially for newer fly fishers who might not be as familiar with the descriptive terms, like rod action, loading and shock. The first fly rod I ever owned was bought for me, and I have it to this day (an old Orvis [ READ MORE... ]
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For the longest time, pheasant tail legs on my nymphs were a mystery to me. I couldn't, for the life of me, see how on earth tiers made them work. I always ended up with a clogged hook eye or something that was completely off kilter. Pheasant Tail Legs Video of Pheasant [ READ MORE... ]
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As Tim Flagler notes in the video below, for many anglers, the early black stonefly represents the beginning of the spring bug season. Midges are still prominent in most American trout streams, and should still be in every fly box, but the bigger stones are starting to show up, and the trout are [ READ MORE... ]
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Disclaimer: I love grayling. A couple years ago, on an extended trip north through B.C., the Yukon and Alaska, I gleefully chased grayling. We have a few places here in the northern Rockies that have grayling, but they're few and far between, and the populations are fragile at best. But up north, [ READ MORE... ]
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