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Swinging Wet Flies

Swinging Wet Flies Downstream

by Jonathan Wright

Summer is upon us, the time trout fisherman start to change things up.  Springtime nymph fishing is deadly, streamer fishing… more »

Fly Fishing With Dad

Your Last Best Man

by Jonathan Wright

A Father’s influence is a constant and historical theme in fishing—most  kids are introduced at a very young age by… more »


Glen Canyon Dam Removal

by Jonathan Wright

As reported in the New York Times last month, the Glen Canyon Dam below Lake Powell in Utah is under… more »

Sacramento River California

Bass & Whiskey

by Fly Fisherman

Mark Twain famously said “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” After several years of drought, his words… more »

Morrish’s May Day

Morrish’s May Day

by Charlie Craven

A new fold on Quigley’s Hackle Stacker technique There are an awful lot of good fly tiers on the planet… more »


Cherry Salmon

by Fly Fisherman

The high price of dams and urbanization Cherry salmon has for the most part been the colloquial term used by… more »


Olympic Pole Vaulter's Perfect Fishing Partner

by Ross Purnell, Editor

A fly-fishing tribute to her dad The summer Olympics are always special to me. I must admit that it’s hard… more »

Fly Fishing Snook

Snook in your Sights

by Mike Conner

Fly Fishing Snook: DIY sight fishing on Florida’s easy-access beaches Billowing columns of bright white cumulus clouds ringed the horizon, placid… more »


Ditch Damsel

by Charlie Craven

This sexy, slender creation rides hook point up and wiggles when wet Jay Zimmerman’s Ditch Damsel is one of the… more »


Pretty in Pink

by Gordon Rose

A Bighorn guide’s secret weapon Through my decades of guiding Montana’s BigHorn River, I witnessed the irreversible trend of fly… more »


Fight Club

by Ross Purnell, Editor

Use your rod position to maximum advantage When I was a fly-fishing guide, and I had beginners in my boat,… more »


Reading the Water

by Fly Fisherman

Finding trout in streams Locating fish is the first step to a successful outing. In moving water, predatory fish hold… more »

Photo Ross Purnell

Big Deal About a Small Thing

by Ross Purnell, Editor

New nano-resin adopted by St. Croix, G.Loomis, and others     The biggest improvement to fly rods in 2011 is… more »

Fly Fishing Basics

Fly Casting: Self Starting

by Fly Fisherman

Fly Fishing Basics : Simple steps to deliver your fly to the fish Casting a spinning rod and casting a… more »

Fish Weight Estimator

Weighing Your Fish without Using a Scale

by Michael Larkin, PH.D.

Fishermen may keep their spots a secret, but I haven’t met a fisherman yet that was shy about talking about… more » photo

Intelligent Design

by George Kesel

Modify your leader to meet changing conditions I believe leaders are the most misunderstood pieces of equipment in a fly… more »


Stillwater Hatches

by Brian Chan

Learn the dominant hatches in lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, and how to imitate them Thousands upon thousands of lakes—from tiny… more »


2016 Father's Day Gift Guide

by Fly Fisherman

Fenwick Fenglass: $200-$250 Fenwick is often thought of as the brand that introduced graphite rods to the world, but the company… more »

The FlyCastaway lodge at Farquhar Atoll, April 2016

Farquhar will come back better than ever

by Ross Purnell, Editor

When I wrote the final words of my story “Freaky Farquhar,” (coming July 1 in FLY FISHERMAN magazine) I felt I… more »


Best Knots: Reel to Fly

by Ross Purnell, Editor

The best knots to create a seamless system from your reel to the fly There is a school of thought… more »