Classic Pro Tips: How to Tie and Fish Tandem Rigs

Although multi-fly rigs have been around for centuries and have always remained popular in Europe, fishing more than one pattern was nearly a forgotten science in this country until about 25 years ago. In fact, even when angling magazines . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Wipers in Spring

Fishing options can feel a bit limited during late spring: runoff is usually in full force, steelhead are mostly done for the season, and high-latitude or high-alpine areas aren’t yet accessible. For anglers living near the shaded regions in the map below, . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Choose the Right Nymph

One of the first things that a fly fisher learns is that matching the hatch is important. But how, exactly, do you do that–especially when there are no insects on the water’s surface? Here’s a two-part . . .

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Video: Fun with Craft Foam, Part 2

Back in March, Tim explained the basics of tying with craft foam, and here he gets into some of the tools that will help you get the most out of each sheet of foam. He loves cutting tools from River Road Creations, which are easy to use and create perfect . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch American River Shad

Each spring, the lower American River near Sacramento becomes host to one of the most prolific runs of American shad on the West Coast. While these anadromous fish may lack the prestige of fellow ocean-going species such as salmon or steelhead, . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Written by: Drew Price


Drew Price with his personal-best longnose gar, which measured 48 inches long.
Photo courtesy Drew Price

The first time I ever saw a longnose gar, I was a child visiting a public aquarium, and I was mesmerized by the fish’s unusual shape and elongated mouth. Lake Champlain has a . . .

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Podcast: Tom Answers your Questions

My guest this week is, well, me. I did actually record an interview, but the file got corrupted and I couldn’t get my guest back in time to do a makeover. So this week is just the Fly Box. The good news is that we have some interesting questions and . . .

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Video: Basic Insect Identification for Fly Fishers

Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is back with another informative and humorous video seasoned with a few cranky opinions that are sure to ruffle some feathers. Sittig makes use of his Fisheries Biology degree to give a . . .

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