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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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Pro Tips: Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass

Written by: Alvin Dedeaux, All Water Guides


Subsurface patterns, such as this crawfish, will take bass when they’re not willing to eat bugs on top.
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

Just like trout, largemouth bass spend most of their time feeding below the surface. And as most people would agree that catching trout on dry flies is more exciting, watching a bass explode on . . .

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Classic Tips: 8 Ways to Stay Connected to Bass on the Fly

Written by: Rob Woodruff, Woodruff Guide Service


To get a bruiser like this to the boat, you need to do a lot of things right.
Photo by Rob Woodruff

Keeping a fly in a big largemouth bass’s mouth often proves more difficult than getting it there. Here are 8 techniques that will make the difference between showing off a photo and telling . . .

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Video: “Airstreamer” by Todd Moen


Written by: Phil Monahan

Todd Moen of Catch Magazine has pulled another great video from the vault and posted it on Youtube. As usual, this one stars Brian O’Keefe, who catches some fine trout, bass, and carp in a . . .

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Photos and Story from Hardly, Strictly Musky 2018

Written by: Seth Walker


Musky Dave shows off the fruits of all his labor, a 35-inch fly-caught musky.
Photos by Seth Walker

Each spring, a group of outcast fly fishermen gather in the hills of Tennessee for the annual Hardly, Strictly Musky fly-fishing tournament put on by Todd Gregory, owner of Towee Boats. It is not . . .

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