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A no-slip loop knot lets large flies move freely even if they are tethered to heavy monofilament line. Ross Purnell photo

Lefty’s No-Slip Loop Knot

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

This knot is one of the many improvements Lefty Kreh has made to the sport of fly fishing. It is… more »

1.	Crease Fly (surface)
2.	Whitlock Sheep Shad  Minnow Waker (surface)
3.	Popper-Dropper  (3 – surface; 3A – sub-surface)
4.	Pencil Popper  - surface skipping popper
5.	Whitlock Sheep Shad Minnow  Swimmer (sub-surface)
6.	John’s Fathead Shad – (swimmer)
7.	Whitlock’s Crafty Deep Minnows: 7A. Chub;  7B. Shiner; 7C. Painted Darter; 7D  White River Minnow  (swimmer& jigger)
8.	Cowen’s Baitfish  (swimmer)
9.	Whitlock’s Wide-Body Deceiver  (swimmer)
10.	Hexigenia Nymph  (swimmer)
11.	Whitlock’s NearNuff Crayfish (bottom)
12.	Clouser’s Deep Minnow  (bottom jigging)
13.	Fly-Spinner combo
In order to cover the scope of most temperate bass foods, choose flies from 1 inch (size 8) to 5 or 6 inches – (sizes 1/0 to 3/0)

Whitlock’s 13 Indispensable Temperate Bass Flies

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Dave and Emily Whitlock’s article “The Other Bass” explains their lifetime obsession with freshwater temperate bass: striped bass, white bass,… more »

To land large fish don't drag it onto a rocky beach, and don't raise the rod high into the "danger zone" (as shown here) while under pressure. Thousands of rods break this way. Grace Smith photo

The Slip-and-Grab Fish Landing Technique

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

We’ve all been there . . . you have the best trout of the day hooked up, but you don’t… more »

Elk Creek, PA fall steelhead. ross Purnell photo

Game-Changing Pennsylvania Legislation

by Ross Purnell, Editor 7

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 2

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 1

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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Invisible Stripping Basket

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

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 1

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

Cathy and Barry Beck Photo

For Memorial Day: A Show of Respect

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

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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Bonefish and Their Secret Lives

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

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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