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Welding a Fly Line Loop Video

by Ross Purnell, Editor 0

Welding a Fly Line Loop Several companies sell customizable lengths of T material you can cut yourself to get just the… more »

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Casting: Breaking the Wrist

by Landon Mayer 0

Many casting instructors teach anglers not to break their wrists during the cast. Breaking your wrist prevents the rod tip… more »

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 3

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

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Fly Fishing Ledges and Edges

by Landon Mayer 1

“Landon and I arrived at the river on a crystal-clear September day, hoping to spend some time together before the… 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 »

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Drag-Free Drift Casting

by Joe Mahler 3

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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Tenkara Fly Fishing

by Jessica Mcglothlin 1

“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 1

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 1

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 0

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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