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

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

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


Skeena Eviction Notice for all Sport Fishers

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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

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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

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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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The Secret Lives of Bonefish

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


The Tug is the Drug

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

Charlie Craven

Charlie Craven’s Monofilament Weed Guard

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

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

Anthony Greer

The Rants of a Green River Trout Bum: Anthony Greer

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

Dave Guzaukas with his new Steal Your Face reel

Steal Your Face: Abel Reel Prize Winner

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The Abel Steal Your Face 11/12 Super Series Reel graced the cover of Fly Fisherman’s 2014 Gear Guide and then… more »

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