Video: Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 5

In the fifth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim shows you how to cut a tube to the proper length, making sure you don’t squish the material or end up with a jagged edge. He then demonstrates his method for “softening” the end of the tube using a . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Bruised Balanced Leech

“Balanced” patterns feature some extra weight beyond the hook eye, to balance-out the weight of the hook. The result is a pattern that hangs horizontally in the water, like a real baitfish or leech. Check out this great video featuring Canadian stillwater . . .

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Video: Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 4

In the fourth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim describes the many fly-tying accessories designed specifically for tube flies–from cones to fit various tubes, to weights that allow you to adjust how the fly rides in the water, and more. Using these tools, . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: Nymphing vs Swinging for Steelhead

Have you been thinking about getting into steelhead fishing, but are not sure where to start? Maybe you have been out a time or two but weren’t quite successful. You’ve probably heard about the two main strategies for steelhead fly fishing: nymphing . . .

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Podcast: Removing the Snake River Dams, with Chris Wood

As part of Trout Unlimited’s weeklong emphasis on the Snake River salmon-and-steelhead restoration plan, my guest this week is Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited. Our topic is the plan to remove four dams on the lower Snake River, a . . .

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