Tag Archives: warmwater fly fishing

Podcast: Late-Season Smallmouths, with Mike Schultz


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mike Schultz shows off a bruiser bronzeback.
Photo courtesy Mike Schultz

Do you stop fishing for smallmouth bass when summer ends? If you do, you could be missing the best bass fishing of the year and the chance at your biggest smallmouth. Mike Schultz–of . . .

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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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“Bass-Bug Humbug,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply had some awfully strong opinions about what makes a good bass bug.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

“It is with some degree of trepidation that I approach the subject of artificial flies [for bass],” wrote James A. Henshall in his Book of the Black Bass, “for I am afraid that I hold some very. . .

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Photos: First Success with a Fly Rod is a Powerful Memory

Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge


Nick took to the fly rod quickly, after years of wanting to try it.
Photos courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

Young Nick is becoming quite the outdoorsman. While fishing at Wollaston Lake Lodge with his family for the past few years, he kept eyeing the fly rod as his next challenge. After a few . . .

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Wollaston Lake Lodge, Day Three: Duck, Duck, Pike


Written by: Phil Monahan

This pike decided to attack the mouse fly from above, which made for an exciting strike.
Photos by Sandy Hays

The rain started during the night, and we awoke to the steady thrum of big drops hitting the metal roof of our cabin at Wollaston Lake Lodge. The forecast called for things to get significantly . . .

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Wollaston Lake Lodge, Day Two: Bigger Is Better


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dan Lembke demonstrates the proper hold of a big northern pike in preparation for release.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Our second day at Wollaston Lake Lodge (click here for a report on the first) promised weather much like the day before–80 degrees and sunny–and we were looking forward to trying to find some . . .

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Wollaston Lake Lodge, Day One: Big Water


Written by: Phil Monahan

Another Wollaston Lake northern pike comes to the boat.
Photos by Sandy Hays

At the 2018 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Asheville, North Carolina, back in April, Wollaston Lake Lodge was announced as this year’s Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year. At the after . . .

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