- From false casting to honest communication with your guide, expert anglers take on the question “What is the single most common mistake you see your clients make, and what can I do to avoid it?” in the most recent “Ask the Experts” series via Orvis.
- There are some classic patterns that should always have a place in your box, and Ben Duchesney outlines five trout flies you should carry no matter the season or weather. From a Woolly Bugger to a Parachute Adams, read more here. Via Postfly Box.
This week’s featured pattern in our tying instructional video is called the “Off the Hook Sucker Spawn” by author Tim Flagler. Sucker spawn, notes Flagler, are “an easy, early season high protein meal. At this time of year, it’s a good idea for anglers to carry at least a few…..”
- Jon Covich of Cuba Fishing Outfitters writes about the essentials of flats fishing for the grand slam: bonefish, permit, and tarpon. From casting practice to questions to ask your guide, read more here.
- The presence of current, cover and cuisine provides good holding water for trout. “Being able to consistently pick them out will ultimately determine how much success you have on the water,” writes Kent Klewein. Via Gink & Gasoline.
- In this recent instructional video Dave and Amelia Jensen demonstrate how to effectively fish undercut banks. Learn the ins and outs of finding and catching fish in these situations in the “Master Class Monday” series via Orvis.
- The Partridge and Purple Soft Hackle is a simple soft hackle pattern tied with only two materials. Kevin Hospodar demonstrates how to tie this effective fly in this online tutorial.
- Guide Moose Hofer is the fishing experience manager for Crested Butte-based travel company, Eleven Experience. He sits down for an interview with Outside Online about working hard and living his dream: “I have no regrets that I chose quality of life rather than taking a job just to pay the bills. I’m chasing my dream, and I know that I have been lucky to pull it off, but I’ve had the passion from day one.”
- Tying different styles of flies calls for different hook designs. This article helps demystify what to look for when choosing hooks for streamers, nymphs for carp fishing, and topwater poppers patterns. Via Postfly Box.
Author and MidCurrent board member Thomas McGuane will be honored with the 2017 Heritage Award by The American Museum of Fly Fishing. The event will be held April 5, 2017, at a public reception hosted at the Racquet & Tennis Club of New York City.
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- Gear maintenance is essential to good performance on the water. In this recent article Ben Duchesney outlines how to maintain fly rods and reels, including tips on everything from proper storage to seasonal cleaning. Via Postfly Box.
- Being able to see fish in the water is the first step in success on the flats. Alan Bulmer outlines strategies for developing “peripheral awareness” in this article via Active Angling New Zealand.