Wednesday Wake-Up Call 04.27.22 

For the past 15 years or so, anglers have been focused on stopping Pebble Mine, but there are other threats to Bristol Bay’s salmon, trout, and char populations. The Conservation Fund is working to protect almost 45,000 acres . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fish Leeches in Still Water

When rivers are blown out during runoff, many anglers head for lakes and ponds in search of trout. In this video, Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop explains why leech imitations are so effective, and then he demonstrates the keys to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Flying Squirrel Nymph

Remember the old commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups featuring the tag line “Two great tastes that taste great together”? Well here’s a nymph pattern based on the same principle. Tim . . .

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Pro Tips: In High Water, Slap That Streamer

This gorgeous brown fell to a slapped-down streamer in the high, muddy water of spring.
Photos by George Daniel

When you’re streamer fishing in high and off-color water, the rules of “gentle” trout presentations go out the door. Trout, like other fish, possess a repertoire of senses for feeding. In clear water, trout may use sight (just one . . .

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Video: How to Use Jig Hooks and Slotted Beads, Part I

Here’s another “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video teaches a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying . . .

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Meet the Winners of the 2022 Orvis-Endorsed Awards!

Each year, for thirty-six years, the Orvis Company has recognized excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Awards are allocated based on a number of criteria, . . .

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