Bass Across America: Central Virginia

This week, we look at Virginia, which is home to both native and introduced populations of largemouths. It’s one of the few states that offers year-round opportunities to catch this popular game fish. We recently sat down with Mossy Creek Fly Fishing . . .

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Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 6

In the sixth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim puts all the pieces together, showing you how to tie a basic tube fly and then how to rig it. If you’ve been following this series, you can see that there’s really nothing terribly difficult about the process, . . .

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Pro Tips: Tom’s 5 Tips for Preparing for a Bonefish Trip


If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before you head to the tropics.
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Practice at Home for Fishing

Welcome to a new series of how-to posts called “Home School with Pete Kutzer.” Given the current circumstances, most of us are spending more time than usual at home. If you’re like us, you may find some solace in thinking about adventures to come . . .

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Podcast: Firing Pins Explained with Del Whitman

In this podcast, Reid and Del Whitman of D.C. Whitman Custom Gunsmithing go deep on the firing pins, discussing function, failures, and the related fixes. This podcast fleshes out a collaborative article the duo wrote for an upcoming issue of . . .

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Why Can’t My Dog Get Comfortable Lying Down?



Photos courtesy  Orvis.com

One of the coziest sights is a dog curled up in his dog bed, or comfy on the couch, fast asleep. But what about when your dog can’t get comfortable lying down?

It’s normal for dogs to circle before they lie down—that’s an inborn behavior courtesy of canine ancestors who needed to tamp down a “nest” or check for danger before sleep. But if you notice your dog struggling to get

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Video: Video: Tube-Fly Basics, Part 5

In the fifth part of a new series on tube flies, Tim shows you how to cut a tube to the proper length, making sure you don’t squish the material or end up with a jagged edge. He then demonstrates his method for “softening” the end of the tube using a . . .

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