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How to Fish High Mountain Creek Pools

Question: I fly fish steep-gradient creeks in the Sierra...

Bigs, Smalls, Spots: Fly Fishing for Three Kinds of Bass

The 6-weight labors a bit, but with two false casts the...

Flies New and Old and Others In Between

Question: It seems between print and online magazines...

Getting Soft Hackled

Just about every trout stream on the planet has massive...

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"An Emerger By Any Other Name"

Question: “Looking at my assortment of flies collected through the years, I cannot tell which are emergers and which...

Freshwater Vs. Saltwater Fly Fishing

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: "What are the differences between...

Walking on Water

It has been said that fly fishing is much like problem-solving: basically, the fish are feeding, and you can’t catch...

Smaller and Quieter Can Be Better, Part II: No Hatch

As often as tiny flies are right for matching hatches, they can be right just for fooling trout when no hatches are...

Top-Water Retrieves for Smallies

Question: What is the best way to work a popper in rivers? Most of my experience fishing for smallmouth bass is in...

Smaller and Quieter Can Be Better, Part I: Trout Streams and Hatches

I’ve noticed a theme among new and once-in-a-while fly fishers: they worry that trout can’t find their fly. It’s...

The Imaginary Line

The simple details are what make you a better angler. One of my biggest learning moments in fly fishing was when I...