Podcast: All About Midges, with Rick Hafele

I get a lot of questions about midges and their life cycle, so I thought I would invite a professional entomologist to give us an overview of these insects and how to imitate them. Rick Hafele has not only been an entomologist all his working life, but . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Non-Slip Loop Knot

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast last year–who walks you through . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 11.16.22

It was announced today that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will provide up to $40 million to Trout Unlimited as part of a five-year agreement to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands–home to many of America’s most important trout and . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Size 24 Parachute Midge

Midge season is upon us, which means that many fly tiers start stressing about creating minuscule patterns to match these tiny bugs. Luckily, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is here to help. In this great video, Tim walks you through the steps to . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Mylar Tubing

In this great video, Tim shows you how to create a streamer body using Mylar tubing, which is common in many baitfish imitations. The technique is not difficult, but it’s important that you properly anchor and trim the material to get a smooth, . . .

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Video: How to Cast Large Flies, with Blane Chocklett

The folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, have been making videos about fly casting for a couple years now, and the 19th in the series features Blane Chocklett, inventor of the Game Changer streamer. Big streamers present casters with a . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Get Started in Spey Fishing

Have you been intrigued by Spey fishing but aren’t really sure how using a two-handed rod differs from regular fly fishing? The folks at the Ashland Fly Shop in Oregon have launched a series of videos on Beginner Spey tactics . . .

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