Why ask why? Try dry flies

1 comment / Posted on / by

By Jeff Hickman CATCHING A STEELHEAD BY SKATING A DRY FLY IS THE COOLEST WAY TO CATCH THEM. I always have said that one fish on the dry is worth ten on wet flies...but why? It's not like it's impossible to catch them on dries. It can...

The Big C

15 comments / Posted on / by

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU SAY IT IN YOUR HEAD, THE FIRST TIME YOU HEAR A DOCTOR SAY THE WORD CANCER, IT'S LIKE GETTING KICKED IN THE NUTS. The room is bright and cheery with yellow walls. Ironically, a wall of windows facing east...

Sunday Classic / Don’t Let Yourself Get Numb to the Reward

7 comments / Posted on / by

Is that cookie cutter rainbow trout making you feel numb inside? Are you losing the feeling of reward lately on the water? Two decades have passed since I caught my first trout on a fly rod, and even with all those years that have gone by,...

Saturday Shoutout / The Fishing Poet

6 comments / Posted on / by

By Carter Lyles MATT SMYTHE IS JUST AS GOOD A WRITER AS HE IS KNOWLEDGEABLE OF FLY-FISHING, AND HIS FLY-FISHING BLOG IS KILLER. Matt grew up fly-fishing and took up his passion in writing as a freelance writer. I gave Matt a call the other week and...

What This Graph Means For Fly Fishing

14 comments / Posted on / by

By Carter Lyles FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WHERE FLY-FISHING IS GOING AND ANY OTHER TOPIC, A GOOD PLACE TO LOOK IS GOOGLE TRENDS. For the folks not familiar with Google Trends here is how it works: Type in a subject Google displays a graph of how many...