Notes from Spain, Days Two and Three: More Than Fish

Our last two days at Salvelinus in Spain have been a fascinating mixture of fishing and cultural experiences. On Tuesday, we fished in the morning at a confluence of a gorgeous, clear stream and one of its tributaries. Our guide, Aleix, walked us . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Franke Shiner

Floyd Franke, who passed away in 2013, had a remarkable fly-fishing resume: he co-founded the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, was a board member of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, served five years as president of . . .

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Notes from Spain, Day One: Barbelicious

Thirteen years since our first visit, my high-school buddy/photographer Sandy Hays and I have returned to fish with Salvelinus, a lodge and outfitting company in the Spanish Pyrenees. Yesterday, we left the lodge—in the small farming town of Aren, . . .

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Pro Tips: The 4 Most Import Knots for Fly Fishing

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides is back with another helpful video, especially relevant to warmwater and saltwater anglers. Here, he shows you how to tie what he considers the most useful knots for anglers. One of the great things about this sport is . . .

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Video: How and Why to Rib a Fly

Adding some ribbing to a fly pattern serves several purposes: it creates segmentation that mimics natural insects; it adds flash, color, or translucence; and it adds to a fly’s durability. Here, Tim demonstrates the proper methods for ribbing a fly, and . . .

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Podcast: Managing Instream Flows, with Hal Herring

Hal Herring has been reporting on conservation issues in the American West for over 30 years for Field & Stream magazine, as well as other publications. In this week’s podcast, he explores the many complexities of trying to keep enough water in our . . .

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