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The Last Link

A Tangled Subject GENERALITIES ABOUT KNOTS are generally wrong or, at best, true only part of the time. But we can rely on one general statement: There is no single best knot for attaching every hook to every type of line. Be wary of claims about the efficiency of knots. When you read that the Reversed Triple Fubar has 97 percent breaking strength — that...

Soft vs. Hard Monofilament for Leaders

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: In hopes of catching more mature trout this season, I propose to tie my own custom leaders using George Harvey's leader design formula(e). My issue, however, is locating and identifying soft and hard monofilament sources, and do some manufacturers identify their products as...

Prepping for the Season

Have you noticed? While the snow is slowly disappearing, the number of people fly fishing is at its annual low.  Even those of us  lucky enough to live near an unfrozen body of water aren't fishing through the winter with the same frequency or zeal that we did during the warmer months. But mass restlessness stirs beneath the surface.  It won't be long...

Fishing Tandem Flies: Other Combinations

FISHING A DRY AND DROPPER is one possible combination. You can also fish two wet flies or two dry flies. You can even fish three (or more) wet flies or one dry and two wets, if the wets are small or if the dry fly is large and floats well. You are limited only by your fly selection and imagination. Two Dry Flies As I've grown older, I have more difficulty...

Touting "Trout Grass"

"Released in 2005 it has received awards from no less than 5 movie festivals. The photography is amazing and features Hoagy Carmichael and Glen Brackett. If you don’t already own a bamboo rod, you will certainly want one by the time you finish watching Trout Grass." Dan Bachman lends his praise to the recently released documentary about U.S. bamboo rod...