Picture of the Day: Lanie’s New Fly Rod!

Lanie

Lanie, age 7, is a recent graduate of FF101. Here she is, outfitted with new Streamline Junior Guide Starter Outfit, near The Woodlands, Texas. That’s a fine panfish!

photo courtesy Don Pendleton

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Picture of the Day: Lanie’s New Fly Rod!

Lanie

Lanie, age 7, is a recent graduate of FF101. Here she is, outfitted with new Streamline Junior Guide Starter Outfit, near The Woodlands, Texas. That’s a fine panfish!

photo courtesy Don Pendleton

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Video: How to Tie an Olive X-Caddis

Because caddisflies tend to emerge very quickly, trout don’t want to expend too much energy chasing them. Instead, the fish focus on those emergers that are crippled or are struggling to escape the nymphal shuck. The X-Caddis, developed by famed West Yellowstone guide and shop-owner Craig Mathews, imitates just such an insect, with a trailing shuck of Zelon and a splayed wing of. . .

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“Dog Shaming” Tumblr Site Brings Humor to Pet Problems


Partners in crime.

photo courtesy dogshaming.tumblr.com

We all have those moments when our dog’s behavior simply exasperates us. Now a humorous Tumblr gives dog owners a chance to do a little public shaming of their naughty dogs. (For those who don’t know, Tumblr is a “microblogging” platform that allows you to post pictures, videos or any other short content.) The format is simple: a photo of the offending pooch and a handwritten note detailing. . .

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Squaw Valley Fly-Fishing Festival This Saturday!

Last weekend, Reno was the center of the fly-fishing world, but nearby Squaw Valley, California, continues the focus this weekend, with a great, FREE fly-fishing festival featuring casting lessons from guide Matt Heron, a casting competition, and films from the Fly-Fishing Film Tour, among other cool angling activities. (You may remember Matt Heron as that guy who. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Get Naked for Nymphing in Still Water


Phil Rowley hoists a fine Falcon’s Ledge rainbow caught using the “naked” technique.

photo courtesy Phil Rowley

This spring, I was once again in Utah at Falcon’s Ledge for another of my stillwater schools. Callibaetis and damselflies were active on the lodge lakes. The fishing was so good that Falcon’s Ledge guide and friend, Grant Bench, and I were busy every evening replenishing lost flies for. . .

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Video: The World’s Greatest Fly-Fishing Guide?

You know, we post a lot of how-to fly-fishing advice here, and we consider ourselves pretty knowledgeable. But when you see greatness, you sometimes just have to tip your hat and admit that there are others who simply do it better. Hank Patterson is one of those guys. If you watch this video and follow his advice, . . .

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