We really like tube flies. They’re fun to tie, fun to fish, and offer advantages that traditional shank or hook style flies just can’t compete with. However, not all tube materials are created equal. We’ve tied on many styles of tubing from inexpensive ‘Q-Tip’ tubes to many of the commercial fly tying tubes available today, but […]
We really like writing about all things fly fishing, almost as much as we like, well, fly fishing! However, we like to stay in touch with what you want to read about. After all, we’re interested in what interests you! So, today we’re asking you just that! What Do You Want Us to Write About? […]
Hoagy Carmichael -- donated his bamboo fly rod shop, itself formerly Everett Garrison's rod shop, to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. His son Ben recently interviewed him about the shop, his relationship with Mr. Garrison, and more. The full edit will be released in mid to late February, 2015. LINK (via: New England On The Fly)
Today we’re coming at you with nothing more than a cool photo of an angler and guide doin’ work at Alaska West. Other Cool Pictures B.C. West Mini Gallery – Steven Brutger Edition Fly Fishing Action Shots Underwater Chums
Carrots. Why'd it have to be carrots? Carrots are what did me in last time, anyway - angry carrots with crooked jaws, running at me, leaf plumes flapping in the dusty breeze. They brought with them wobbling one-eyed flying fish and rumbling, grumbling blobs who threw explosive lumps of crud and then teleport-dashed to the left to avoid return fire. Show More Summary
Every Artist has a starting point. For Stripn Flywear creator Dave Hartman, finding the comfort level to pursue art has always been a struggle. FIRST LIGHT explores the connection between Art and Fly Fishing while finding comfort in something that you love.
Two lifelong surfers living in Orange County California, and from opposites ends of the earth, forge a strong, late in life friendship through their shared passion for the obscure sport of saltwater fly fishing. A peek behind the Orange curtain into the Southern California ocean lifestyle through the lives of Capt. Vaughn Podmore & Keith Munemitsu.
Perfect is an awfully big word when it comes to fly fishing.. We’ve yet to meet a perfect caster, but we all want to be better anglers right? We always recommend our guests spend some time practicing their casting before a trip, but we also understand that life can get in the way of our […]
In a Massachusetts convention center, people of all classes gather to delight in the tying of flies and graphite rods. Why does fly fishing break down so many barriers?
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Every month or so we like to share a few articles from other websites that we really enjoyed. The internet is full of great fly fishing articles, but here a three articles that particularly caught our attention. Enjoy! Goodbye Grip-n-Grins. A righteous New Year’s resolution all anglers should consider courtesy of Kirk Deeter from Field and Stream. So […]
In this issue: "The Art and Science of Taking Exceptional Fish Portraits" by Tom Olivo "Chuck’s Fly Tying Bench: Tips, Tools, and Techniques" by Chuck Stranahan "The Smith River: A Natural Treasure" by Jill Yoder and Pat Clayton "Beware...Show More Summary
Today, you’re humble editor is throwing away not one, not two, but roughly ten dozen marabou tube flies. Why exactly? Because he failed to practice the universal fly fishing tip of drying out your gear, leaving a season’s worth of flies matted, smelly, and a vibrant uniform color of grayish-brown. Waterproof fly boxes do a […]
We’re not shy about it, we’re gear-heads. We love playing with the latest fly fishing gear and writing reviews on the stuff we really like. With that said, do we really NEED every rod, reel, gadget, or gizmo out there? Probably not.. We just like it! Regardless, every once in a while we come across […]
Take a virtual ride on the Elwha River from the former Lake Mills to the mouth as the river empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.Users of the Google Street View-style project by Flying Fish Views, a Seattle-based startup also known...Show More Summary
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association and the AFFTA Fisheries Fund board are pleased to announce the inaugural gifting recipients. The Fisheries Fund was established with revenue derived from the International Fly Tackle Dealer show to support fisheries conservation and education efforts. Show More Summary
This weekend two new original fly fishing productions, Shorelines with April Vokey and Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die with Conway Bowman, premiered on WFN. LINK
It might be cold out, but we hope that’s not keeping you from getting after it this winter. Fly fishing in sub-zero temperatures might take a certain kind of crazy, but it can also be a lot of fun. With that said, when the air temperature dips below freezing, special care should be taken when releasing […]