DIY Bahamas Bonefish, with the Family

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PERHAPS THE MOST TECHNICAL FEAT IN FLY FISHING IS COMBINING A FISHING TRIP WITH A FAMILY VACATION. Leaving the wife or girlfriend behind, with or without a number of restless kids, while you slip away for a little fishing almost always ends in, what my brother...



2 Guys, 1 Trout

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I always enjoy fly-fishing more when it’s a team sport. I think that’s why I enjoy saltwater fly fishing so much. The interaction between guide and angler creates something special. A shared accomplishment and a shared reward. Not unlike some of my best days of trout...



Wood is Good

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Target Woody structure and catch more fish. "Wood is good", shouted Sam Cornelius manning the oars, as I concentrated on drifting my flesh pattern against the never ending medley of wood snags along the Togiak River banks in Alaska, back in 2006. "When ever you see...



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...



A Mark of Permanence, By Justin Watkins

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By Dan Frasier I’ve always been a fan of the work of Justin Watkins.  His blog, https://fishingandthinking.blogspot.com/, where he writes under the pen name “Wendy Berrell”, is a truly special place to read the ruminations of a scientist who sees a value in living life close to the...