Video: How to Tie the Tabory Snake Fly

The advent of autumn means it’s time for the serious saltwater-blitz season along the Atlantic seaboard. For many salty anglers, Lou Tabory’s seminal book Inshore Fly Fishing unlocked the secrets to casting for striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore from the beach. Tabory has designed many of the best striper patterns, including the Snake Fly shown here. With its. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Big Browns in the Rain

Catching a truly massive brown trout is a lifelong pursuit for many anglers. While browns are common in many of Montana’s best fly fishing rivers, catching and landing big browns over 20 inches is a challenge. Rainy days can be a blessing for anglers in . . .

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Video: How to Make a Reach Mend

New Zealand-based On the Fly Productions—husband-and-wife team Carl McNeil and Jeanie Ackley—released “Casts that Catch Fish” a dozen years ago, which was a game-changing moment for casting instruction, especially in the way that they . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: Lighten Up to Catch More Trout

I have a confession to make: I write these articles to self-medicate. I share all the mistakes and troubles I have on the water to provide countless examples of what I hope is our collective suffering. One recent experience . . .

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Video: How to Tie an October Caddis Pupa

The October caddis (genus Dicosmoecus) is one of the best fall hatches in many parts much of the country. And with most caddis hatches, you can catch a lot of trout by imitating the pupal stage, whenn the insects are most vulnerable. In this great video . . .

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Videos: How to Tie Lefty’s Loop

Many anglers prefer to use a loop knot for streamers, and sometimes even nymphs. The theory is that the loop allows the fly to move more freely in the water, making it seem more lifelike to game fish. Lefty’s Loop is an easy-to-tie version that makes . . .

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