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Skeena Eviction Notice for all Sport Fishers

by Ross Purnell, Editor

In the fall of 2012 I was fishing with friends on the Kispiox River during a perfectly rare occurrence of… more »

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The Invisible Stripping Basket

by Ross Purnell, Editor

I’ve had a few questions and comments from some fly fishers seeking more information about the Short Casts tips (June-July,… more »

Trout use shadow edges to conceal themselves and feed, just as they would in a transition seam from slow to fast water. Joe Mahelr illustration

Hunting Trout in the Shadows

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Trout use shadows for concealment and for feeding, and it’s a particularly important feature on small streams with large trout…. more »

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For Memorial Day: A Show of Respect

by Ross Purnell, Editor

This Memorial Day, take the time to read Monte Burke’s story “Discover Courage” in the June-July 2014 issue of FLY… more »

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Drag-Free Drift Casting

by Joe Mahler

You cast the fly beautifully and accurately in the direction of a feeding trout. As the fly drifts downstream, first… more »

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Drift Boats vs Wading

by Tom Rosenbauer

Some of my best friends row drift boats. I have nothing against getting downstream under oar power, and it’s tough… more »

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Fly Fishing Tackle Checklist

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Fly fishing is a beautiful, deeply involved outdoor pursuit built on a framework of craft (fly tying), science (understanding, appreciating,… more »

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Wading Strategies

by Landon Mayer

The key to success for any fish hunter is a stealthy approach. Too many people wade recklessly into a river… more »

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Expert Fly Fising Tricks and Tips

by Jay Nichols

Check out these great fly fishing tips and tricks!

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1,600 Trout Over the Limit

by Ross Purnell, Editor

A poacher in New Mexico has taken illegal harvest to staggering new depths. After getting an anonymous tip, Department of… more »

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Matching The Drake Hatch

by Paul Weamer

All sports have their ultimate events: baseball has the World Series, football has the Super Bowl, and golf has the… more »

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The Secret Lives of Bonefish

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Dana Dribben captured this underwater footage of bonefish feeding on the grass flats near the boat launch of Deep Water… more »

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Striped Bass Movement Patterns

by Brian Irwin

I was a tiny boy, barely old enough to independently cast my Zebco into the salty estuary of the Virginia… more »

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Flats Bass

by Jerry Darkes

One of fly fishing’s greatest thrills is spotting, stalking, and casting to a fish. The anticipation and suspense prior to… more »

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The Tug is the Drug

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The Tug is the Drug by Chris Santella. Headwater Books & Midcurrent.com, April 2014, $7 ebook, ISBN: 978-1-934753-23-1. Chris Santella… more »

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Fly Fishing Washington

by Joey Mara & Daniel Silverberg

Washington is a tale of two states. The western half conjures up visions of temperate rainforests filled with raging rivers… more »

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Smallmouth Flies for Every Bass Box

by Ben Romans

It’s hard not to get excited about smallmouth bass. They’re abundant—nearly every state in the lower 48 has at least… more »

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Charlie Craven’s Monofilament Weed Guard

by Ross Purnell, Editor

A good monofilament weed guard helps your popper, diver, or slider work through weed beds, water lily, and cattails where… more »

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Saltwater Tubes

by Tom Rosenbauer

In the late 1970s I was running the fly and fly materials department at Orvis, and at that time we… more »

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The Rants of a Green River Trout Bum: Anthony Greer

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Exactly three years ago today—March 19, 2011—young fly-fishing guide Anthony Greer passed away unexpectedly. He was a passionate fly fisher,… more »