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Techniques

Sight Fishing Streamers

Streamers aren’t often thought of as the fly of sight fishing, but in this article Chris Hunt writes about several scenarios where doing so have made his day on the water. “The next time you’re swinging big flies for trout, and you’re having hard time hooking up, consider going with something that you’ll be able to see when it’s in the...

Better Loop-to-Loop Connections

Loop-to-loop connections on fly lines are fast and easy and naturally used by many anglers. However, as Domenick Swentosky writes, they also slow down shooting line and often get hung up in the guides. He offers a better way to attach a leader to your fly line in this recent article via Troutbitten.

"Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing" Available for Streaming Online

The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing TV Show is now available to stream online via Amazon Prime. The 13-episode series covers “the fundamentals of fly fishing for all species. Its purpose is simple: to demystify fly fishing, make it fun and clearly demonstrate it is both accessible and affordable to anglers.”

Tippets: Fish the Foam, Pike and Musky on the Fly

Drawing on Maslow’s famous “Hierarchy of Needs” triangle chart, Chris Hunt translates the hierarchy to trout fishing to help anglers identify where trout will hold. “Rocks are still great places to chase trout. Undercut banks will almost always hold fish. Wood? Wood is good. But foam? Foam is home.” Via Hatch Magazine. Pike and musky are elusive...

Tippets: Locating Winter Trout, DIY Indicator

Locating trout in winter conditions can be tricky.  With no hatches to show you rising or feeding fish, this is the time of year when being “water-literate” is key, writes Dan Zazworsky. Read more about the top five places to look for trout in cold weather, via Postfly Box. Johnny Spillane writes about a DIY slinky indicator in this article via Gink...

Tippets: Fly Fisher’s Gift Guide for Books, Weighting Flies for Winter        

From techniques and tactics to sporting essays, Domenick Swentosky writes about the books that hold prime real estate on his bookshelf. “These are the pages that I continue to revisit, time and again, to read and reread. Because at every pass, I learn something new. A good book is like that. You can’t process everything on the first reading, because you...

Tippets: Bryan Huskey Talks Keep ‘Em Wet, Streamer Presentation

From running after rooster fish on the beaches of Baja to fly fishing for catfish in Idaho, Bryan Huskey joins the Fishing Podcast for an episode to talk Keepemwet from a variety of angles and perspectives. Listen here. A successful angler will try to imagine what the fly looks like underwater. “And a good streamer angler understands how the weight in the...

Tippets: The Tug and The Drug, Two Handed Tips

Fly fishing is one of the tools and therapies that helped save James Brooks from his heroin addiction. “I needed something that was challenging, but there was no pressure on me if I failed,” he said. Read more about his journey to recovery via The Durango Herald. “I do have a disease and addiction. But that’s not all I am. I am a fly-fisherman, a...

Tippets: Howler Brothers Beginnings, Fighting Big Fish

In the most recent episode of The Drake Cast, learn about the history of the Howler Brothers Brand. Namely, writes Elliott Adler, “How did a band of fishing and surfing bums living in Virginia create an iconic Texan brand?” “Whether you are still a novice or have paid your dues for a few years, it’s important to have a game plan for landing big fish...

Video Hatch: "Managing Running Line"

In this video from Headhunters Fly Shop, Mike McCune offers pointers on managing running/shooting line while fishing with shooting head systems.