Pro Tips: 3 Signs of a Productive Fishing Flat

While long casts and hard fights seem to get all the press, one of the most challenging aspects of flats fishing can be simply finding the fish. Not only are they highly mobile, but they can spread out over huge areas, which can make for some . . .

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3 Places to Look for Warmer Water this Winter

Regardless of your target species, water temperature is one of the most important factors in determining fish location and behavior. A small change in either direction can have a major impact. As winter weather settles in around the country, fish . . .

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Essay: Sleeping with the Fishes


The bank of the Gaula River made a very comfortable recliner in Norway in June 2015.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Most anglers consider themselves above the petty squabbles that so often erupt in the fly-fishing community, content to let other anglers define the boundaries of the sport for. . .

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5 Tips For Completing The Western Native Trout Challenge

Last summer, my friend Jim Stiglich left me a voicemail that said, simply, “Hope you’re out there fishing hard, because fishing’s fun.” I jotted down his profound, understated quote because somehow I knew that his sentiment would be important to . . .

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