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Tippets: Flies That Still Work, Beating the Cold, Fly Fishing Presidents

February 29, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • Soft hackles are some of the oldest artificial fly patterns, dating back to the 15th century. And they are some of the most suggestive and effective patterns to date. Matthew Copeland writes about technologies, new and old, and “Stuff That Works,” via Stalking the Seam.
  • While cold weather chases many anglers off the water, good catch days are still attainable. “Despite the inclement weather and less-than-ideal conditions,” writes Spencer Durrant, ambitious fly fishers “can still beat winter’s angling doldrums” by following a few key tips. Via KSL.
  • Peter Nardini of the American Museum of Fly Fishing features some of the most notable fly-fishing presidents in a recent historical piece on The Orvis blog.