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A Fly Fishing Chronicle: The Coch-Y-Bonddu

On the Waters Late summer mornings are a magical time along...

The Tomah Jo: Favorite Fly of a Maine Indian Guide

Tomah Joseph, an Algonquin Indian from the Grand Lake...

The Beauty of Classic Wet Flies

My journey in pursuit of trout with the fly began over 4...

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Why an Emerger Is Almost Always a Better Bet Than an Adult

The secret to successfully fishing an insect hatch often boils down to simply fishing an emerger pattern as opposed to...

"Unique Flies I Use"

I was solo poling my skiff from the bow. The flat was pretty much in the backyard of some fancy houses and a family I...

Companies Give In to International Fly Pattern Authority (April Fool's)

In mid-March, when the International Fly Pattern Authority (IFPA) issued its first official “Guide to Pattern-Naming...

"Sol Duc Spey"

When Syd Glasso began tying his first steelhead versions of Spey flies in the late 1950s, he gave birth to an entirely...

Inside the Box: Great Lakes Carp

This week we sit down with Kevin Morlock, Steve Martinez and Austin Adduci of Indigo Guide Service.  With some 3...

Inside the Box: Jerry Darkes

Last week I sat down with author, guide and lifelong big water angler Jerry Darkes. Over a few beers at my favorite pub...

Where Have All the Hippie Stompers Gone?

Need another fly pattern for your bulging box of favorites? After repeatedly overhearing a pair of guide pals, and then...

"The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies:" The Royal Coachman

The Royal Coachman Year: 1878                    Fly Tyer: John Haily               ...