DIY – Kids Puffer Balls for Fly Tying

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I've been tying San Juan Worm patterns for a couple years now with Spirit River's Squirmy Wormies, and fish love them because of the life-like movement the material has in the water. That being said, I've had problems finding certain colors like Flourescent Pink, Chartreuse, and...



The Fish Gods and The Temple of Swing

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A steelhead is caught one way and one way only, on the swing! The temperature of the room is getting kind of warm. The fishing banter takes on a surly tone when one of the guys mentions bobber fishing. This is steelheader slang for nymphing under...



Two Anglers Are Often Better Than One

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You can't enjoy camaraderie on the water by yourself. There's no high-fives, no passing the victory flask around, and worst of all, it's awfully hard to snap a quality photograph of you and a prized catch. Wait a minute, I take the latter back. It is...



You Can Mouse Just About Anywhere

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Eight years ago, I got fed up with reading articles about people all around the country and abroad fly fishing with mouse patterns and landing truly giant trout. It seemed every medium I read or watched, there were people showcasing how productive mouse fishing could be....



PUTMBAK!

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I wonder what the Great Lakes Steelhead would think if he knew what a controversial fish he is. No, he's not a native fish. Yes, it's a completely man made fishery. No, it's not a wild and scenic experience. Is he a real steelhead? Who cares....