Monthly Archives: October 2017

Pro Tip: Cleaning and Storing Your Gear for the Off-Season

Written by: Phil Monahan

Always make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and lubing your reels.
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It’s the final day of Vermont’s open trout season, and since many other states also close for spawning and winter, it seems appropriate to post this primer for how to ensure that your gear is ready to go next time you hit the water, which may be months away.


Tuesday Tips: Staying Streamer Neutral

Written by: George Daniel, author of Strip-Set: Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers

The author increased his success with streamers by watching a skilled bait fisherman, his father-in-law.
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The concept of neutral buoyancy is something we all learned in high school. However, it wasn’t until I began streamer fishing in my late teens that I found a practical use for this concept. In short, . . .


Pro Tips: Catch More False Albacore with Topwater Flies

Written by: Capt. Gordon Churchill

The author shows off a gorgeous little tunny, which ate a Crease Fly.
Photos courtesy Capt. Gordon Churchill

If you’re a fly fisherman, then you love seeing fish eat your flies, like when you’re casting dry flies for trout or poppers for bass. And sight-fishing for bonefish is considered one of the more exciting . . .


Pro Tips: How To Choose the Right Fly Rod Size

Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

With the holidays approaching, many of you might be putting “New Fly Rod!” on your lists of potential gifts. But this raises the question: What size fly rod do you want/need? As I explain in the above video, this question is really. . .


ACTION ALERT: Montana DEQ to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Mine in Smith River Headwaters

Written by: Phil Monahan

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The Smith River–Montana’s only permitted recreational river–is renowned for its clean water, rugged canyon scenery, and incredible trout fishery. A small Canadian mining startup, Tintina Resources, . . .