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Game-Changing Pennsylvania Legislation

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Trouble has been brewing along Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie shoreline as more and more landowners are closing their properties to public… more »

Trempealeau, July 20, 2014. Courtesy of the National Weather Service

Massive Mayfly Hatch of “Biblical Proportions” Triggers a Three-Car Crash

by Ross Purnell, Editor

A massive mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area July 20, 2014, was described as… more »

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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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World’s Top 13 Pike Flies

by Matt Straw

Pike live in a green chiaroscuro. Their own green coloration adds to the effect while hiding them perfectly. Pike, therefore,… more »

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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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Tenkara Fly Fishing

by Jessica Mcglothlin

“Fish learn from history,” Yvon Chouinard observed, looking out the window at an Idaho sunrise. He referenced the notoriously difficult… 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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Bluegill Season Fly Fishing

by Dave and Emily Whitlock

I’d like you to consider three questions: What is the first fish most of us catch on a fly? What… 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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Fly Fishing Tricks and Tips From The Experts

by Jay Nichols

Check out these great fly fishing tricks and tips!

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Proper Handling to Conserve Fish Stocks

by Ross Purnell, Editor

When ANGLING innovator Lee Wulff first popularized it, catch-and-release fishing was a revolutionary way to conserve fish stocks amid a… more »

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Proper Catch and Release Conservation

by Peter Cammann

A fishing guide I know once got a call from a guy from the Boston area who wanted to hire… more »

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Rod Angles for Fly Fishing

by Ross Purnell, Editor

When I was a fly-fishing guide, and I had beginners in my boat, I remember my frequent first admonition when… more »

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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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Trout Camouflage

by Jim Dean

You can spot Eddie Dunn a long way on the river, certainly far enough to avoid him, which is the… 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 »