Video Pro Tips: How to Fish Wet Flies

Wet flies have gone in and out of favor a lot over the past century, but many anglers swear by them. As this great video from The New Fly Fisher shows, the key to a good wet-fly swing is mending. Angler Norm Bolen describes the essentials of wet-fly . . .

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How to Create a Persuasive Image of a Sulfur


A newly hatched sulfure rides the surface of a Pennsylvania stream.
Photos by Ted Fauceglia

Freshly hatched duns resting on slow-moving currents are the equivalent of low-hanging fruit. But trout will often follow and scrutinize a perfectly formed natural for several feet before deciding . . .

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Pro Tips: The 4 Most Import Knots for Fly Fishing

Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides is back with another helpful video, especially relevant to warmwater and saltwater anglers. Here, he shows you how to tie what he considers the most useful knots for anglers. One of the great things about this sport is . . .

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Podcast: How Fly Rods Are Designed, with Shawn Combs

I get a lot of questions about how fly rods are designed, and I think there are a number of misconceptions about where that new rod, like the Helios Blackout series, came from. Where did the idea come from? How is the design created? If you want a . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Tie Your Own Bass and Saltwater Leaders

Here’s another lesson–in the vein of his “guide-fly” series–from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. Guides want to be able to tie useful leaders that don’t take long to tie. This is not George Harvey-level science, but is a quick-and-dirty method for . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Smallmouths Year-Round

Contrary to popular belief, fly anglers can catch smallmouth bass year-round, even during winter. While these hardy gamefish are known for tolerating higher temperatures than trout, they also tolerate cold water fairly well, and will still feed when it’s just . . .

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