Treat your sunglasses as though your vision depends upon them

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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...

Fast Pocket Water & Big Attractor Dry Flies

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During the spring, summer and fall I often get the itch to forget about catching numbers and instead see how big of an attractor dry fly I can get away with fishing and still fool trout. For those of you who don't know, my closest trout...

Take Advantage of Your Vise!

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By Justin Pickett Being a consistent fly tying machine can sometimes be challenging. Especially if you plan to tie in the interest of making some extra spending cash, you need to stay consistent and efficient. When it comes to consistency, you’ve got to be able to stick...

5 Tips for Beating Out the Winter Cold on the Water

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I'll be the first to tell you that I'm past the days of heading out into Arctic conditions to fly fish unless I'm outfitted properly. Call me a wuss or nancy, that's fine with me, I don't care how big the fish are, you can...

Aotearoa Angling Etiquette (Or, how not to be a dick in New Zealand)

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By Chris Dore Angling ethics and on-stream behaviour are a big deal here in NZ due to the unique qualities of our fishery. Gin clear water hosting sometimes less than several fish per mile mean that if you walk past, there’s a good chance they will...