Author: johnnysain

How to Tie a Bimini Twist Knot

"Brian takes one of the scariest fishing knots and makes it easy to understand."

Ask MidCurrent: Leader and Tippet Length for Trout

Question: I'm still getting the hang of fly fishing for trout, and I'm confused about leader and tippet lengths. How do I know what length to use in different situations? I've heard conflicting advice and I'm not sure where to start. Answer: While there is definitely some science behind it, choosing the right leader and tippet length is also an exercise in...

Tasmania to Cape York: A Fly Fisherman's journey

"Australia is more than just sunny beaches, kangaroos, and locals saying g’day. Join Josh Hutchins from Aussie Fly Fisher as he embarks on a fly fishing adventure downunder.Ticking off a bucket list of trout, gts, permit and murray cod, their road trip takes them across 5,000km from Tasmania to Cape York. With snow covered lakes, friendly kangaroos, not...

Tying and Fishing a Modified Murdich Minnow

"George shares how to tie and fish one of his favorite warm water streamers—a slightly modified Murdich Minnow."

How to Tie a Flounder Snack

I call this fly the Flounder Snack because that’s pretty much all I’ve caught with it over the last couple of years, that isn’t a bad thing. It’s actually based on Jeff Blood’s White Death steelhead fly, which, almost by accident, I found to work really well on summer flounder in the salt. As you’ll see at the end here, this fly has a wonderful...

No Name Creek

After parking at the bridge and fighting deer flies, buckthorn, stinging nettles, and summer humidity, I stepped from chin-high foxtail into the creek. Or rather fell, throwing my rod to keep it from breaking. I didn't get mad. Far from it. Laughing, I had what every trout angler dreams about: A hot lead on a forgotten creek. “I don’t fish anymore,...

Hatching a Plan: How to Identify Different Rise Forms

Most anglers think of matching the hatch as simply identifying a certain insect and then choosing a corresponding fly. Of course, many of these anglers will drift their matched fly over a trout’s head only to watch the fish rise to the surface, ignore the fly, and then drop back to the bottom while throwing a finny middle finger. Many anglers don’t...