Wednesday Wake-Up Call 05.05.21

As blooms of blue-green algae–which can produce a variety of harmful cyanotoxins–on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee are bad enough in and of themselves, but the prospect that this toxic water may be released into . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers


Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado.
Photo courtesy Drew Rodden

I grew up fishing with conventional tackle for warmwater species around Missouri. But spending my Saturday mornings watching fishing shows on TV, I began to take an interest in fly. . .

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Tuesday Tips: The Basics of “Reading the Water”


The author casts to a spot that provides deep water, near cover, on the edge of good current.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Conventional wisdom says that 10 percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish. Most people assume that these elite “10 percenters” enjoy so much success because of their superior . . .

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Video: How to Create a Polypropylene Post

This week, Tim demonstrates a simple method for creating a parachute post out of polypropylene yard. You want your post to stand straight upward and not move on the hook shank, so Tim uses an ingenious technique that involves . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.30.21

This week, we’ve got a baker’s dozen videos that will take you to four continents to fish for some amazing game fish. Plus, there’s plenty of sweet, homegrown action for trout, tarpon, and . . .

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Classic Podcast: Advanced Nymphing Techniques, with George Daniel


George Daniel shows off a brown trout from one of his Pennsylvania home waters.
All photos courtesy George Daniel

This week, my guest on the podcast is the great George Daniel, one of the finest anglers in the world and a wonderful teacher. George is also refreshingly un-dogmatic, and even though he is an . . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.31.21

A round of sporting clays is both great fun and a great way to hone your shooting skills for the field. For instance, the Woodland Course at Orvis Sandanona offers 20 stands, each presenting the shooter with a different challenge. . . .

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