Classic Essay: Finding Your Fly Fishing Equilibrium

Written by: Lee Terkel


All photos by Lee Terkel

So this is the view from my office. Through most of the day, I am a pretty focused employee and take pride in my work. The truth is, though, that not a day goes by that I don’t take a few minutes to stare longingly out the. . .

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Pro Tips: What Kind of First-Aid Kit Should You Carry?

Written by: Mike Tayloe, Finns West


When an injury occurs in the field, it pays to have the proper tools and materials.
Photo via Finns West

After more than 20 years as a wilderness paramedic and fly-fishing guide, I can assure you that most anglers overlook the importance of carrying a good first-aid kit. I have dealt with many . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook While Nymphing

I recently had the honor of taking a fellow guide and his wife on a trip for large rainbows. He was a top-notch guide for trophy bass. Neither had fly fished before, and after a short lesson on. . .

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5 Tips for Preparing Your Lines and Reels for a New Season

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Spend a few minutes giving your reel and line a tune-up. . .or you might live to regret it.
Photo by Tim Linehan

Recently, I was going through gear in preparation for my first guide trip of the season. As I started pulling line off a reel, I immediately noticed two things. First, the line was filthy and instead of. . .

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Classic Winter Pattern: Josh’s Reaper Midge

Written by: Josh Williams


Winter trout often key on midges near or on the surface.
All photos by Josh Williams

Winter fishing in tailwaters can be both very fun and very frustrating. Although the absence of fair-weather fishermen means less angling pressure, you still have to deal with cold weather and. . .

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Arthritis and Cold Weather: Winter Comfort for your Arthritic Dog

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People with arthritis know firsthand that cold weather worsens their pain and stiffness. The same is true for dogs as cold weather can make a dog’s arthritis symptoms worse. Theories about why this happens include changes in barometric pressure, increased nerve sensitivity, and decreased activity levels, but no clear cause is known. There are, however, clear steps you can take to keep your arthritic dog…

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach a Kid to Fish

Written by: Paul Fersen


Who needs a trout when a creek chub can elicit a smile like that?
Photo of Brennon Hill by Jon Hill

For those of us who love fishing, very few things engender more passion in our lives—with the exception of our children. Our children become the center of our universe the moment they. . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Late Winter/Early Spring Nymphs

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop


The later sunlight is a great time to catch trout on nymphs.
Photo by John Way

The January thaw this time of year makes everyone think winter is nearly over and gets the juices flowing for spring fishing. If you need to scratch the itch and get out on the great waters of . . .

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The 9 Best Dog Breeds for Cold Weather

Whether you live in the icy high latitudes or just love the snow the few times a year your region sees it, having a dog who thrives in the snow is a nice bonus. The best dog breeds for cold weather may not all look alike, and some may surprise you, but we looked at a variety of factors in order to narrow down a list. Some of these breeds are obvious snow dogs, while others you may not consider snow dogs but will enjoy winters just as much as you. If you’re looking to add an adventurous furry companion to the household, but need a dog who can handle frigid temperatures and winter snow, consider these seven exceptional dog breeds for cold weather.

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