Pro Tips: How to Catch Fall-Run Great Lakes Steelhead

Fall offers many different angling opportunities, but here in the Great Lakes region, the first steelhead of the season are entering river systems, angry and ready to eat. They’re mostly following the spawning king salmon, feeding. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween

While Halloween is a time of fun and excitement for humans, it can be stressful and downright dangerous for dogs. So much in their world changes very quickly: there’s a ton of activity, new people are everywhere, strange foods and smells abound, and . . .

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Video: The Magic of Redfish on the Fly

Here’s a gorgeous film from Costa that explores why fly fishers love redfish–from Chesapeake Bay to Florida to the Laguna Madre of southern Texas. Although the fish are the same, the angling subculture and techniques are often quite different. Along the . . .

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Tightline-Nymphing Tips: When in Doubt, Drag ‘Em

In fast-water stretches, it pays to err on the side of too much tension on your nymphs.
Photos by George Daniel
Nymphing without an indicator can be a challenge, especially when you’re fishing turbulent water where micro currents are moving in different directions. Some currents may be moving . . .

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Video: Understanding Hook Shapes & Proportions

In this video, Tim Flagler explains how different shapes and proportions make specific hooks suitable for different kinds of patterns. By matching the right hook to the pattern, you’ll get the optimal performance from the fly, which translates . . .

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Podcast: “Bright Lights, Big Weather”

The story of a long-ago rain-soaked trip to Alaska, “Bright Lights, Big Weather” was written for an e-book put out by the bloggers at Mouthful of Feathers. It is a bit of a contemplation on bird hunting, ego, and why we sometimes care how we are perceived by the people around us.

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