Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Winter in Arkansas

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Kati and her husband, Jamie, throwing streamers on a sunny early winter afternoon.
Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing

Here in the Ozarks, our winters are pretty mild. Unless we are in the middle of a cold snap, our lows stay around freezing and our highs are in the upper forties, and sometimes warmer. Luckily, all of our big fisheries are . . .

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Video: How to Fish Southwestern Montana in April

Although most folks dream of wet-wading in summertime for big trout feeding on salmonflies or PMDs, Brian McGeehan of Montana Angler makes a strong case for April as a productive time to be in southwest Montana–with a variety of insect . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: 01.31.24

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, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Keys to Fighting Redfish

Fighting a big redfish on fly is quite a bit different than fighting a big trout. Not only is your equipment significantly upsized, but so are the fish and their environments, factors which combine to demand different techniques . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Leisenring Spider

In the latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie an elegant wet fly originally created by Pennsylvania fly-fishing legend James Leisenring. As . . .

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Video: Alvin’s Top 5 Subsurface Bass Flies

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas, chases bass year-round–even during the coldest months. After decades of guiding, Alvin has settled on five subsurface patterns that give you the best chances of hooking up. So watch the video, and . . .

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Video: Tying with Craft Fur, Part II

In part II of his series on Craft Fur, Tim shows you how he prepares a new “pelt,” and then goes on to show you how useful the underhairs can be. By saving the fuzzy stuff as dubbing, you can use it in several ways to make great . . .

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Podcast: How to Become a Better Wader, with Lindsay Kocka

Lindsay Kocka is a fly-fishing instructor, formally trained natural-movement and strength coach, mobility specialist, yoga teacher, and mindfulness educator. She has used her fishing experience and formal training to come up with a method to help us . . .

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