Video: How to Tie the Black & Tan Jig

For the past few years, the Northeast—and many other regions of the U.S.—have been experiencing low, clear water in fall. In fact, our local water, the Battenkill, was approaching historic low flows until we got some rain last night. . . .

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Top 10 (and more!) Flies for Fall on the Upper Delaware


Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) has trouble deciding on just ten patterns for fall on his home waters.
Photo via Facebook

On the Upper Delaware system, fall is a bittersweet time of year for me. Bitter in so far as the season is coming to an all too quick close; sweet because the river lights up again like a final hurrah and . . .

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UPDATED: Tying with Tom Fly-Pattern Schedule!

By now, you’re surely aware that Tom Rosenbauer is hosting fly-tying sessions on Facebook Live. For the next two weeks, he will be tying every Monday and Friday at 12 p.m. EDT. In the interest of giving you enough time to . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Turbo Midge

Competition fly fishing requires patterns that are both effective and durable; you don’t want to waste fly-fishing time changing flies, after all. Chris Lee of North Carolina designed the Turbo Midge with. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Icy Hot Jig

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows you how to tie a winter jig pattern that combines a cool blue abdomen with a hot orange thorax. Tim has found that blue is a great winter color and that orange . . .

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Fish Facts: Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)


The author with a beautiful 22-pound Atlantic caught in June from Norway’s Gaula River.
Photo by Sandy Hays

For many anglers, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is the ultimate fly-rod quarry because of the rich history and culture that goes along with pursuing these elusive fish: from the famed. . .

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