Sunday Classic / Dreaming of Steelhead

2 comments / Posted on / by

I WOKE THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT DREAMING THAT I WAS FISHING FOR STEELHEAD. Not epic, fish hoisting, hero shoting, steelhead fishing but, ass backwards, pointless, penitent steelhead fishing. Swinging tiny flies on floating lines in the turbid, chocolate waters of spring run off (and this is...

Understanding Fly Line Tapers and Diagrams

5 comments / Posted on / by

Buying a fly line doesn't have to be a leap of faith. For many anglers, fly lines and their characteristics are a huge mystery. They know that different fly lines cast differently and that some suit their needs or casting styles better than others but...

Sunday Classic / The more things change, the more they stay the same

3 comments / Posted on / by

I RECEIVED THIS PHOTO FROM MY BROTHER TOM, VIA TEXT MESSAGE. It seems he has been sorting through some of the belongings that my grandparents left behind. In an old dresser he found this list in my young handwriting. My guess is that this dates from...

Fly Feature: Stealth Bomber

6 comments / Posted on / by

By Justin Pickett IT DIVES AND IT GURGLES. IT SPUTTERS AND IT BUBBLES. AND IT JUST PLAIN CATCHES FISH! The Stealth Bomber is by far my number one topwater fly pattern for warm water species. Whether I’m after smallmouth or largemouth bass, or targeting bluegill, it’s always...

Sunday Classic / Treat your sunglasses as though your vision depends upon them

3 comments / Posted on / by

YOUR ROD, REEL AND LINE MAY BE THE ONLY PIECES OF GEAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR SUNGLASSES. On most days I'd rather have the wrong fly than the wrong glasses. They are not only crucial for sight fishing and reading water but make wading safer and...