What to Do With a Stray Dog

Meeting a stray dog brings you to a crossroads of sorts. The choices you make in the next few minutes, days, and weeks could be no less than life changing—for you and the wayward furry fellow.

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Classic Pro Tip: Keep Your Fly In the Water


Your chances of catching a gorgeous trout like this increase the longer your fly is in the strike zone.
Photo by Shawn Combs

There’s an old saying among fishermen: You can’t catch fish if your line isn’t in the water. I believe that this is one of the reasons that wives often outfished their more-experienced husbands on float trips when I guided on the Yellowstone and in Alaska. Whereas the husband recognized every great trout lie the boat floated past and. . .

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Tips for Fishing High-Elevation Lakes for Brook Trout

My friend Jeff and I recently took our families to explore a high elevation lake and stream in the Uinta Mountains of Utah for a couple of days. The hike to the lake was only about a mile, but we had heard good things about it. When we arrived, . . .

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Video: A Primer on Natural Dubbing Materials

There are lots of choices when it comes to natural dubbing materials, but do you know the differences between, say, rabbit, beaver, muskrat, or angora? Tim offers a quick take on each, highlighting its best uses for fly tiers. As you build your . . .

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Classic Fish Story: The Hot Dog Trout

Written by: Bryan Eldredge


Guide Bryan Eldredge with his improvised hot-dog-fork
Photo courtesy Bryan Eldredge

My teenage daughter’s text message said, “You’re stupid for running out of gas!” I knew she was kidding, but I was stupid. And the real stupidity was that I had run out of gas along Utah’s Provo River with a truckload of fishing gear, . . .

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Video: How to String a Fly Rod

In the latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, he teaches you one of the first things you need to know as a fly fisher: how to string your rod so you can start casting. Although this is a simple task, we’ve all seen folks do it wrong . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Understanding Fly Lines

Last year, Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outiffters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a great new series called “Getting Started in Fly Fishing.” In Episode 8, Flechsig walks you through the various options for choosing the right line to match your equipment . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass

Written by: Alvin Dedeaux, All Water Guides


Subsurface patterns, such as this crawfish, will take bass when they’re not willing to eat bugs on top.
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

Just like trout, largemouth bass spend most of their time feeding below the surface. And as most people would agree that catching trout on dry flies is more exciting, watching a bass explode on . . .

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