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Pro Tips: How to Recognize and Treat Hypothermia

Pro Tips: How to Recognize and Treat Hypothermia

Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler’s Covey Winter fishing can be miserable and cold, and you should always be on the lookout for signs of hypother [...]
Tightline-Nymphing Tips: When in Doubt, Drag ‘Em

Tightline-Nymphing Tips: When in Doubt, Drag ‘Em

Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly In fast-water stretches, it pays to err on the side of too much tension on your nymphs.Photos by [...]
Master Class Monday: The Rule of Small

Master Class Monday: The Rule of Small

Written by: Dave Jensen, Jensen Fly Fishing When you’re fishing clear water in times of prolonged drought, trout are very likely to have seen p [...]
Pro Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Bank Shots

Pro Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Bank Shots

By William G. Tapply Stalking the banks can often produce surprisingly large trout.Photo by Phil Monahan Bill Rohrbacher and I picked our [...]
“Bass-Bug Humbug,” by William G. Tapply

“Bass-Bug Humbug,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply Bill Tapply had some awfully strong opinions about what makes a good bass bug.Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel “It is [...]
Pro Tips: Understanding the Seasons of Patagonia

Pro Tips: Understanding the Seasons of Patagonia

Written by: John Bleh, Rio Manso, 2015 Orvis Endorsed International Destination of the Year You can tailor a Patagonia trip to fit your desires [...]
Classic Tuesday Video Tip: How to Make a Steeple cast

Classic Tuesday Video Tip: How to Make a Steeple cast

Written by: Peter Kutzer, Orvis Fly-Fishing Schools In time of high water or when vegetation grows right up to the banks, anglers often fin [...]
Classic Essay: How Do You Define Success on the Water?

Classic Essay: How Do You Define Success on the Water?

Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler’s Covey Is catching a fish more important than the other joys of being on the water?Photos courtesy Angler’s Co [...]
Classic Tips: “Skitch” Your Way to Better Hopper Fishing

Classic Tips: “Skitch” Your Way to Better Hopper Fishing

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co. Sometimes a little motion is what the trout are looking for in a hopper.Photo by Sandy Hays A co [...]
Pro Tips: Go Naked When Nymphing in Still Water

Pro Tips: Go Naked When Nymphing in Still Water

Written by: Phil Rowley, Fly Craft Angling Phil Rowley hoists a fine Falcon’s Ledge rainbow caught using the “naked” technique.All photos courte [...]
A Midsummer Trifecta of Fly Patterns

A Midsummer Trifecta of Fly Patterns

Written by: Ted Fauceglia Tricos produce some of the largest spinnerfalls of the season.Photos by Ted Fauceglia [Editor’s note: Ted Fauceg [...]
Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado.Photo courtesy Drew Rodden I [...]
Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Written by: Drew Price Drew Price with his personal-best longnose gar, which measured 48 inches long.Photo courtesy Drew Price The first time I [...]
How to Create a Persuasive Image of a Sulfur

How to Create a Persuasive Image of a Sulfur

Written by: Ted Fauceglia A newly hatched sulfur rides the surface of a Pennsylvania stream.Photos by Ted Fauceglia [Editor’s note: For man [...]
Guys and Dolls: How to Match the Hendrickson Hatch(es)

Guys and Dolls: How to Match the Hendrickson Hatch(es)

Written by: Ted Fauceglia The female dun is lighter and larger than the male, and the trout will often key on one or the other.All photos by [...]
Classic Pro Tip: How to Fish High, Off-Color Water

Classic Pro Tip: How to Fish High, Off-Color Water

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co. Gerry shows off one of many trout that fell for a jigged nymph during high water.Photo by Tim Li [...]
Classic Pro Tips: Spring Fishing is Great, But Don’t Tread on Redds

Classic Pro Tips: Spring Fishing is Great, But Don’t Tread on Redds

Written by: Chris Strainer, Crosscurrents Fly Shop Be on the lookout for rainbow trout redds when you are wading.Photo by Montana Fish, Wildlife [...]
5 Tips for Taking a Kid on a Guided Trip

5 Tips for Taking a Kid on a Guided Trip

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips That big smile suggests that this youngster is hooked for life.Photos by Kip Vieth This is the [...]
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