How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

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Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break...



The Articulated Aggravator and Dubbing Loop Platen

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By Herman deGala As with most of the flies that I design I was trying to solve a problem when I created the Articulated Aggravator. I was looking for a fly that was different from what I was already fishing for smallies, amongst the riprap of a...



Passing the Torch

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There is nothing more rewarding, for an angler, than teaching their kids to fish. Well, perhaps watching your son become an accomplished and personable young man and, if you happen to be one of the top flats guides on the planet, seeing that young man follow...



Sunday Classic / Gold Nugget

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I'm a big fan of that Gold Rush TV show filmed up in Alaska. I don't know what it is about that show but I'm hooked. Go ahead, call me dumb for wasting my time watching it, I'm just dying to see one of those...



Saturday Shoutout / Argentina Calling

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Excited doesn’t come close to expressing how I feel about my upcoming trip to Argentina. In February of 2018 I’ll be taking one of the most exciting fly fishing trips of my life. The Argentina double header. Four days floating the famed Rio Limay in Patagonia,...