The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...



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...



Prolong the Life of Your Leaders with Tippet Rings

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Leaders have got quite expensive over the past couple decades. Recently, I saw a pack of two fluorocarbon leaders retail for $20.00 in a fly shop. That's a pretty good hit to the wallet if you get out on the water to fly fish regularly. One...



deGala’s CDC Callibaetis

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By Herman deGala A new twist on a classic trout pattern. In escrima, Filipino Martial Arts, we have what is called a “Colonial Mentality”. For years escrima languished in obscurity in the Philippines while martial arts from other countries grew and became very popular. It hasn’t been...



How To Fish A Mouse Pattern: Video

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There’s no more exciting way to catch trout than on a mouse pattern. Mousing is exciting and incredibly visual. The only thing cooler than watching a fish charge your mouse pattern is the explosive eat. It’s a productive way to target big trout, and it works...