Chasing Big Fish with Dragon Tails

About four years ago, Capt. David Mangum was accompanying his crafts-obsessed six-year-old daughter on their weekly trip to the local Michael’s store, when something caught his eye. The Squirmle is a tapered-chenille “magical pet,” with two eyes glued . . .

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Tom’s Tips: How to Fish Streamers in the Early Season


Fishing slow and low in the spring sometimes produces the biggest fish of the year.
Photo by Drew Price

I always mistrust fly fishers who mouth the platitude, “I don’t care if I catch any fish or not; it’s just nice to get out there.” Sure. Then why don’t you leave the rod home and save yourself the . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.27.19

Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A tool for decision making, the Draft EIS describes positive and negative environmental effects of Pebble’s current proposal, lists four alternative actions . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Late Winter/Early Spring Nymphs

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop


The later sunlight is a great time to catch trout on nymphs.
Photo by John Way

The January thaw this time of year makes everyone think winter is nearly over and gets the juices flowing for spring fishing. If you need to scratch the itch and get out on the great waters of . . .

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Angling Art: Walter Foster’s Detailed Visions

Walter Foster has been painting and drawing since he was a young kid growing up in a small town in Vermont, where he explored the small streams around his home, catching wild trout. Foster started his fly fishing career with Orvis in . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Beadhead Baetis Nymph

In the latest great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler ties an imitation of the Baetis nymphs that he finds in his local stream, the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. This pattern is meant to sink . . .

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A Guide’s Advice on Fishing Your Go-To Fly Pattern

Written by: Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler


The rainbow trout of the Yakima just love the Pat’s Stone.
Photo by Mike Canady

Meet the Pat’s Stonefly (a.k.a. Pat’s Rubberlegs, Pat’s Stone, or just Pat’s). But it’s not just a Pat’s Stonefly; it’s my go-to confidence fly. It’s a key factor in any success I have when fishing, even. . .

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Video: How to Use Epoxy Resins

Last week, Tim covered UV-cure resins, and here he focuses on the older technology of epoxy resins. As Tim notes, many tiers prefer epoxy resins because they are cheaper and result in an almost indestructible coating. As usual, . . .

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