Video: “Winter Blues” in Colorado

Winter fishing on Colorado’s famed tailwaters, such as the Blue River, can be spectacular. This video from Daniel Thistle and Matt Jimenez highlights a banner day on the water, featuring. . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 12.16.20

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, . . .

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Photos and Story: Holidays on the River

As rafting and fly-fishing guides, my wife, Kait, and I have built our lives around water, and we make our home—with our two-year-old daughter, Juniper Rogue—in Grants Pass, Oregon, on the banks of the Rogue River. Because . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Brite Butt Zebra Midge

In this week’s video, Tim walks you through the steps for creating a version of the Zebra Midge that features a wide-gap jig hook, a heavy tungsten bead, and a hot-pink butt that will certainly act as an attractor. As usual, there . . .

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Fish Facts: Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)


Catching a really large snook is a bucket-list item for many saltwater anglers.
Photo via Livit Films

The most abundant of the twelve snook species, the common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) is prized by anglers for its aggressive strikes and go-for-broke fighting style. You can target. . .

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Top 10 Flies for Winter in the Northeast

Written by: Joe Demalderis, Cross Current Guide Service and Outfitters


Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) and his fellow guides offer ten patterns for winter on their home waters.
Photo via Facebook

Winter in the northeast and on the waters I call home, the Upper Delaware System, can vary greatly in conditions. Where you can legally fish is also a consideration, with many waters closed to fishing to protect spawning trout, so always be certain to . . .

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Video: How to Reverse Thread Direction

Some fly-tying patterns and techniques call for the tier to reverse the thread direction around the hook. Sounds easy, right? Nope. If you try to throw a half hitch or even a whip finish to anchor the thread, you’ll find that everything . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Seaducer

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides has launched a series of videos in which he teaches you how to tie his favorite “guide flies.” A guide fly is a pattern that catches fish and is easy to tie. Guides don’t want to use flies that take . . .

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