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Maine Fly Fishing | Smallmouth Bass & Landlocked Salmon

"Maine has a long legacy of excellent fly fishing for species such as Smallmouth Bass, Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon. In this special video Tom Rosenbauer and Mark Melnyk visit one of the oldest and most famous sporting lodges in the country, Weatherby’s. They are guided on some famous and historic Maine rivers for both Smallmouth Bass and Landlocked...

Bass/Saltwater Fly Tying Legend Jimmy Nix Tying the Basic Bass Fly

Jack Dennis: "In 1988 I had the unique opportunity of working with bass and saltwater legendary Jimmy Nix on video fly tying for bass and fly tying for saltwater VHS tapes. Back then, there was virtually nothing in the video to highlight the tremendous interest in both bass and saltwater fly tying. It was coming-of-age quite. Frankly, nobody did it better...

Getting Started in Fly Tying

In this Q&A segment, Kev from Asheville writes: "I guess I'm a little late with this. I was wondering about beginning tying. I have been fishing my entire life. I have made my own bass lures, etc., but I have never tried fly tying. I have no idea where to even start. I have watched all of your videos that I can find, including the "which vise to buy...

New Fly Fishing Books, December 7, 2019

365 Fly-Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish by Skip Morris is a year’s worth of practical tips for targeting trout, large and smallmouth bass, and panfish from streams and lakes in an easy-to-read format. Tips include info on casting, finding fish, rigs and strategies for using them, techniques, the right tackle, knots, hooking, playing and landing...

Moonlit Glass Fly Rod Giveaway Winner Announced

David Merical of central Iowa was the winner of the random drawing for the Moonlit Lunar S Glass Fly Rod Giveaway sponsored by Moonlit and MidCurrent in October. Says David of his fishing: "I flyfish for everything… bluegills, crappies, trout, largemouth & smallmouth bass, carp, catfish… If it swims, I’ll try to catch it on flies. I had tried to...

Fishing for Fall Smallmouth

As seasons change and colder weather moves in, “smallmouth bass are beginning to feel the chill and go on the feed to fatten themselves up for the long winter,” writes Dan Zazworsky. “This can be one of the best times to catch a truly large smallmouth as they begin to chase baitfish around with reckless abandon.” Read more on how to optimize...

Madness and Big Bluegill

On a basic level, all fly fishing is crazy. I mean, we’re using $800 rods and $400 reels to catch foot-long trout. But just about every fly fisher’s life gets really weird from time to time. Perhaps it is carp in a muddy, smelly city creek that is really a drainage ditch for street runoff and water from sewage treatment plants. People do fly fish the...

"City Bass"

The other evening, I turned off the television, picked up a fly rod and got into an elevator. Thirty seconds and 14 floors later, I stepped onto the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon. I started walking. Five minutes later, I was standing on the bank of the Willamette River near Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Two minutes after that, an angry, red-eyed...

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

The 6-weight labors a bit, but with two false casts the heavy-headed line shoots forward, plopping the big blue popper about seven feet beyond a twig poking through the water’s surface. I wait for the ripples to settle then try to impart the spirit of a cicada with a series of short, soft strips. The popper gently gurgles in a straight line until it...

"Desert Buffet: Bass Fly Fishing"

"In the heat of the desert there's more to be found than scorpions and rattlesnakes. Experience bass fly fishing and underwater action for huge bluegill where the water meets the burning sand. When you think of chasing bass, fly fishing isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, Phil and I were able to implement subsurface tactics that made...