Sunday Classic / DIY Fly Line Loop with Step-by-Step Instructions

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Most fly lines these days already come with welded loops at the ends for the easy attachment of backing and leaders. If you fish as much as I do though, eventually they get worn out and need to be replaced. Most anglers just use a...



Saturday Shoutout / Silver Kings

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If this doesn’t make you ache for tarpon season, you should see a doctor. The 4th season of Silver Kings is now airing on Discovery Chanel. This trailer for Season 4 has so much heart pounding tarpon action it will have you calling a Keys guide,...



Build Your Own Fly Rod: DIY Video #2

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Matt Draft is back for the second video on building your own fly rod. In this week’s video Matt will help you understand the components that make a quality fly rod. You’ll learn about the choices available in grips, reel seats, guides and more. Matt also...



Handling Trout in Cold Weather

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Handling trout in cold weather requires special care. When temperatures drop below freezing good catch-and-release practices become critical. We think of trout as needing special handling care when water temperatures are high, but fish are just as vulnerable when air temperatures are low. Mishandling fish in...



Use Birds to Quickly Locate Bait and Schools of Fish

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By Kent Klewein Certain times of the year in both freshwater and saltwater, anglers can use flocks of actively feeding birds to locate large concentrations of bait and fish. This was the case during my recent fly fishing trip with Capt. Joel Dickey. First thing, early in...