Author: Morgan Lyle

Best Ultralight Spinning Reels for 2022

Best Ultralight Spinning Reels for 2022

Updated Sep 16, 2022 2:13 PM The top ultralight spinning reels for trout and other smaller species depend [...]
Best Fishing Waders of 2022

Best Fishing Waders of 2022

Updated Sep 15, 2022 1:25 PM Fishing waders are indispensable gear for any angler who’s not climbing into [...]
5 Basic Flies Every Angler Should Know

5 Basic Flies Every Angler Should Know

Part of the fun of fly fishing is having lots of different flies and knowing how to use them. But the sheer number of flies that have been [...]
How to Catch Late-Summer Trout

How to Catch Late-Summer Trout

Perhaps no outdoor enthusiast feels the summer doldrums as keenly as a trout fisher. The robust fishing of spring is just a memory, and th [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: The Crease Fly

F&S Fly of the Week: The Crease Fly

Captain Joe Blados invented the Crease Fly about three decades ago. A lot of striped bass and false albacore wish he hadn’t. This mostly f [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: The Sexy Waltz

F&S Fly of the Week: The Sexy Waltz

At first, it wasn’t even meant to catch fish. Pennsylvania outdoors writer and fly-fisher Walt Young was looking to make something heavy t [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: The Bucktail Deceiver

F&S Fly of the Week: The Bucktail Deceiver

The Bucktail Deceiver is my go-to fly for the beaches and inlets of the Atlantic coast. It’s a good general imitation of a menhaden, a mul [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: Takayama Kebari

F&S Fly of the Week: Takayama Kebari

What happens when you tie the hackle on a wet fly backward—that is, leaning out over the eye of the hook, rather than leaning back toward [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: The Chaos Hopper

F&S Fly of the Week: The Chaos Hopper

Sure, it’s springtime, and we trout addicts are mostly focused on aquatic insects. But before you can say “terrestrial,” it will be high s [...]
F&S Fly of the Week: Hackle-Winged Rusty Spinner

F&S Fly of the Week: Hackle-Winged Rusty Spinner

A spinner fall is the driest of dry-fly fishing. It’s when trout aren’t watching for flies that swim up from the streambed, but rather for [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Klinkhamer Special

F&S Fly of The Week: The Klinkhamer Special

A strike at the surface is one of the most exciting moments in fishing. This is so true in fly-fishing that some anglers won’t fish with a [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: Lady in Waiting (Joro Spider)

F&S Fly of The Week: Lady in Waiting (Joro Spider)

As word spread of a new spider colonizing the states of the southeastern seaboard, it seemed only a matter of time before someone tied a f [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Clouser Deep Minnow

F&S Fly of The Week: The Clouser Deep Minnow

We’ve begun hearing welcome reports of striped bass being caught in coastal rivers in the Northeast. The first fly that many striper addic [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: Meyer’s Mini Leech

F&S Fly of The Week: Meyer’s Mini Leech

In more than 30 years of fly-fishing for trout, I’ve never seen a leech. Maybe I don’t fish where leeches live, although that seems unlike [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Blowtorch

F&S Fly of The Week: The Blowtorch

If Devin Olsen puts a fly in his Top 5, you would be well advised to do the same. Obsessed with fly-fishing since his first trout at age 9 [...]
F&S Fly of The Week: The Pat’s Rubber Legs

F&S Fly of The Week: The Pat’s Rubber Legs

In the Northeast, the first sign of late-winter life on most of our trout streams is the sight of little black stoneflies, often crawling [...]
Florida Water Bill Could Make Toxic Algae Blooms Worse

Florida Water Bill Could Make Toxic Algae Blooms Worse

Florida fishing captains and Everglades advocates say a bill before the state Legislature could make it harder to prevent the algae blooms [...]
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