5 Basic Bushcraft Tips for Anglers

As a master outdoorsman and fly-fishing guide based in Maine, I’ve explored and survived some very remote places. I always feel more alive in the wilderness, perhaps because life is less guaranteed without all the trappings of modern infrastructure. Out . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Simple Isonychia Spinner

Isonychia mayflies are among the best late-season hatches in rivers around the country, but the spinnerfalls usually feature the largest concentration on insects and therefore the best fishing opportunities. In this week’s great how-to video, Tim Flagler . . .

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Video Pro Tip: What to Do When You’re Snagged on the Bottom

If you’re fishing a nymph or a streamer, you often need to get your fly deep, where the fish are. Chances are, this means you’re going to get snagged on the bottom. One of my old fishing buddies always said, if you’re not getting snagged, you just aren’t . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Bucktail

Tying-in bucktail–for a Clouser Minnow or other hairwing pattern–looks pretty easy, but the results are often less-than-optimal. The wing itself may look good, but the head can be messy and the hairs can fall out. Tim has an easy solution that will make . . .

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Pro Tips: Alvin’s Top 5 Flies for Redfish

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides is back with another “top 5 Flies” video, this time about chasing redfish. Alvin guides along the Texas coast for these great game fish, so he knows what they like to eat. So watch the video above, and then click on the . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Avoid Casting “Creep”

Welcome to another installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishing Instructor,” in which we answer readers’ questions about their biggest fly-casting problems. Reader Marc asked for help with this: . . .

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Video: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Brown Trout

Over the past few years, we’ve posted a ton of videos from Ben Sittig (a.k.a. Huge Fly Fisherman), and they’ve ranged from instructive to hilarious. But his latest features something most of us will never see: a river brown trout of truly epic . . .

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Podcast: Learning from Trout DNA, with Helen Neville

Helen Neville is Trout Unlimited‘s senior scientist and also an expert in trout genetics. In this interview, we talk about what scientists have learned about trout evolution and relationships in the past decade. They now have tools at their disposal that . . .

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Photos: Week Four of Our “20 Days in September” Contest

It’s Day 29 of our “20 Days in September” Photo Contest, which means that you have just one more day to complete your 20 or to enter a great image in our contest. I’ve managed to get on the water 21 times, but I’ll try to add to that total. I’ve enjoyed . . .

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