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Video Hatch: “Maxine McCormick: Teen Queen of Fly Casting”

This video features two-time world champion fly caster, Maxine McCormick, demonstrating her skills and talking about why she loves the sport of fly casting.

Best Fly Rods for Budget Buys

From slow action to nymphing rods, this article by Carter Reschke outlines the best rods under $150 of 2019. “Within the past few years, budget fly rods have been all the rage in the fly fishing community. A resurgence of high-quality, lower-priced fly rods is being led by mainstream companies like Redington and Echo.” Read more about the rods that made...

Tactics for Tough Fishing Spots

Every angler knows the frustration of seeing fish at a prime looking spot and not being able to catch them. “At this point you have 2 choices, 1) Give up on the spot or 2) Stay and try to figure out how to catch those fish.” In this post, Dan Zazworsky outlines five tactics to try before giving up on a fishing spot. Via The Wade.

"Unemployed Fishing"

After a surprise layoff, Matt Labash writes about dealing with unemployment in this recent essay. “I decided that in order to put my life back together, I’d need to put my head back together first. And in my experience, the water is the best place, maybe the only place, to do so.” Read “Unemployed Fishing” via The Drake.

Video Hatch: “Reece's Glo Worm”

In this tying tutorial, learn to tie the Glo Worm from Bob Reece.

BlueSky Furled Leaders Celebrates 20th Year

BlueSky furled leaders has announced the release of three new leaders: the Toothy, Nor'eastern, and Captain Kwick Loop. Read more in the press release below. BlueSky Furled Leaders Celebrates 20th Year We are celebrating our 20th year of business we are offing 20% off all year use Code 20yr We have had a busy Year! We are introducing three new leaders this...

Video Hatch: “How to Tie a Euro Leader”

In this instructional tutorial, Amy Hazel demonstrates one version of a Euro Leader for European Style Nymph Fishing. Via Deschutes Angler Fly Shop.

Yvon Chouinard's Favorite Place

One of Yvon Chouinard’s favorite places is the Kennebec River in Maine, where Patagonia helped to remove the Edwards Dam, 20 years ago this month. “In the environmental movement, there are rarely any victories. You just hold evil back for a while, then it comes back, and it’s never-ending,” Chouinard says. “But when you take out a dam, that is, so...

Secrets of a Knot Junkie

Drew Price knows the importance of knowing how to tie good knots. “Knots are your connection to the line, the fly, and ultimately the fish. Knowing what knots to tie, how to tie them well, and how to check them will help you land more fish. There is no question that knots can be a challenging part of fly fishing, but there are tricks that will help make a...

Video Hatch: “Fly Fishing Skiff Starting Position”

In this video, learn some basic things to do while standing on the bow of a skiff, waiting to spy the next fish. Via Huge Fly Fisherman.