Wednesday Wake-Up Call 03.02.21

As we told you a few weeks ago, the Pebble Limited Partnership filed an appeal of the November decision to deny the permit to build Pebble Mine. “The Army Corps says the application is sufficient to begin an . . .

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Video: Beating Cabin Fever in March

Here’s a sweet video from a Minneapolis creative agency called eleven. It’s the story of a single day in the middle of a tough winter for Midwestern anglers. They do a nice job of capturing how. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pink Squirrel Variant

The Pink Squirrel is the creation of John Bethke of Wisconsin, who says that the pattern was born of his desire to create a nymph that wasn’t an exact imitation of anything but would catch trout nearly all the . . .

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Video: The Responsibility of a Fly Fisher

Here’s a beautiful video from a New Zealand, which focuses on a fly fisherman named Cole and his relationship to the outdoors. As he travels through a gorgeous landscape and catches . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fight and Land a Steelhead

If you’re used to catching trout, coming tight to a steelhead can be an intimidating experience. In this how-to video, Dan Pribanic of Chagrin River Outfitters offers some help full tips to help you do the right things, . . .

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Video: How to Whip Finish with Finesse

Once you get the hang of it, whip-finishing is not difficult–whether you use a tool or your fingers. However, there’s more to a good whip-finish than simply wrapping thread over itself. As Tim demonstrates, for a . . .

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Pro Tips: Rethink Your Nymphing Approach

Written by: George Daniel


Just because you can’t see the fish refusing your nymph doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
Photo by George Daniel

While watching Horton Hears a Who with my kid, I was reminded of the difference in tactical approach between a nympher blindly fishing a run and a dry-fly angler targeting a rising fish. In the latter situation, the angler can see a target, but the . . .

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