"I’m always tempted to say bad things when I first see all these crazed anglers loping through the sagebrush or wading out into the fast currents. But then I realize that I’m one of them."
Featured Artist: Gordon Allen
"Sharpe's Canoe Factory"
“Fine Lines”Current and quotable.
- "As with a faint star in the night's sky, one can better understand fishing's allure by looking around it, off to the side, not right at it." -
- "With steelheading sometimes you have to smell the skunk before you can taste victory." - Austin McPherson
- "But I know many tricks and I have resolution." -- Santiago in "The Old Man and the Sea" - Ernest Hemingway
Using Google Maps to Find Early Season Schoolies in New England
Technology has opened up new fishing possibilities for everyone. Don’t let yourself be confined to information gleaned from local bait shop chatter. Get in the car and explore.Read more...
“Ask the Experts”
- How To Hook Fish On Tiny Flies
- Presenting Flies Behind a Midstream Rock
- Figuring Out the Local Hatch
- “Fish Ears”
- Flies for the Trouts
- Dealing With Wind
- How Long Do Prepackaged Leaders Last?
- What About Soft-Hackled Flies?
- Getting Them On, Then In
- How Well Do Fish Recover From Being Foul-Hooked?
- How to Land and Release Fish When Fly Fishing Alone
- Casting Unruly Rigs