Story and Photos: Lessons of the Sweet Spot

I looked back on my log books recently and realized that I first fished this hole 25 years ago. I got the tip from the local taxidermist, who had a really nice brown trout come in while I was at his shop shooting the breeze. The guy with the . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer

Trout Spey–using two-handed rods specifically designed for trout situations–is becoming increasingly popular. In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through the process of creating a version of the venerable . . .

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Master Class Monday: Understanding Rise Forms During a Spinner Fall

During a Spinner Fall
Author Phil MonahanPosted on September 3, 2019Categories Fly Fishing
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In this great episode of “Master Class Monday”–yes, I know it’s Tuesday–Dave and Amelia Jensen continue to walk you through every aspect of fishing a spinner fall, from gear choices to presentation to hook sets. Here, they help you to understand . . .

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Video: How to Create a Perfect Hackle Collar

Tying a perfect, dense, hackle collar makes a dry fly look great. Tim jokes about how good the flies will look on Instagram, but the dense hackle will also help the pattern float better and sit on the water beautifully. The keys are choosing the right feather and . . .

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The 2019 “20 Days in September” Contest Starts Sunday!

The end of summer can be bittersweet for anglers, so to ensure that we make the most of the late season, we launched the “20 Days in September” Photo Contest back in 2015. The contest has grown every year, and participants have sent us countless . . .

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Don’t Miss the 50/50 on the Water Film Tour

The 50/50 on the Water Film Tour is a family-friendly night of female focused fly-fishing films. You’ll leave the event inspired and energized by the 90+ minutes of storytelling, which highlights anglers and fisheries from around . . .

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