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Video Hatch: “Spring Fly Fishing”

Filmed in Texas and Arkansas, this short film features some good early season footage. Via Robbie Zudock.

Tippets: Fishing Against Wind, Hierarchy of Trout, Low-water Salmon

Spring brings great fishing opportunities, but it also brings early season winds. Luke Lowery of The Tackle Shop offers suggestions for gear and techniques for finding success on the water. Domenick Swentosky writes about the hierarchy of trout in Pennsylvania in … more

Support The Bristol Bay Guide Academy

The Bristol Bay Guide Academy is a week-long job training and conservation program offered free of charge to Bristol Bay-area youth. “We want to open up doors to fish-based jobs for young people,” explains Tim Troll, co-founder of the Academy, … more

How to Tie a BPS Spent Caddis

Tim Flagler ties a BPS Spent Caddis in this week’s featured tying video. This particular spent caddis pattern floats low in the water and is a great choice when  trout shun high-riding flies.

Gear »

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    Gear Review: Scott “Radian” Fly Rod

    The Scott "Radian" features titanium-framed SiC stripping guides, reel seats with burled box elder spacers, Portuguese cork, and newly patented Universal snake guides from American maker Snake Brand.

Techniques »

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    Finding Early Bronze

    Most anglers associate the beginning of smallmouth fishing with early summer. But these exciting gamefish become active as soon as water temps creep toward 45 degrees.