Video: How to Make a Proper Loop-to-Loop Connection

One of the most important modern-day connections in fly fishing, the loop-to-loop connection is used for a variety of applications. However, the most common use is the junction between the welded loop on your fly line and the loop in the . . .

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Photos: An Amazing First-Time Steelhead

A couple weeks ago, a father hired me to guide him, his wife, his daughter, and her husband. The father and mother had fished 30 years ago, and the the other couple had never picked up a rod before. At this point in the season, I had planned to take them. . .

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Video: How to Cast a Fly Rod, the Basics

The most popular casting video that Pete Kutzer has ever done is “The Basic Fly Cast” (below), which has been viewed almost 1.2 million times. But I am a big believer that people learn in . . .

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5 Tips for Successful Fly-Fishing Family Outings

Written by: Kaitlin Barnhart


Few things are more rewarding than sharing your passion for the outdoors with your kids.
Photo by Kyla Kulp

I held the stamped envelope, full of spring soccer sign up forms, in the mail slot for a few seconds before letting go—committing to a spring of weekend plans. Sure, I can stand in a river in the . . .

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Master Class Monday: The Rule of Small

When you’re fishing clear water in times of prolonged drought, trout are very likely to have seen pressure. Typically, anglers use larger flies that cause enough surface disturbance that trout . . .

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Photo of the Day: High-Water Brown

This beautiful trout fell for a Higa’s SOS Nymph.
Photo by George Daniel

This beautiful central-Pennsylvania brown trout was caught by Amidea Daniel, using a Higa’s SOS nymph, while fishing a soft edge in high water. The size 14 SOS, with a bright-red holographic tinsel flashback, is one of her favorite patterns, when . . .

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Two Female Guides Launch a Scholarship Drive to Get More Women in the Industry

Written by: Kaitlin Boyer


Kaitlin Boyer (right) and Robin Schmidt are working to bring more women through the guide school at Colorado Mountain College.
Photo by Kaitlin Boyer

There’s an old saying that “When women support each other, incredible things happen,” and until recently, I hadn’t fully exercised this concept, nor did I know how. Sometimes, it takes an unprecedented experience to fully bring things into perspective. . . .

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