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...

Flynn’s Stonefly Nymph: Video

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I HAVE SAID ON MANY OCCASIONS THAT, I DON'T CARE TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE TROUT DON'T EAT STONEFLIES. My good friend Dan Flynn shares my obsession with the noblest of insects. Dan is a great tyer with an impressive repertoire of classic patterns. I...

Don’t Let Yourself Get Numb to the Reward

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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,...

Unhook Thyself! Safe, Painless Hook Removal

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IF YOU'VE BEEN THINKING, "I LOVE GINK AND GASOLINE BUT I WISH IT COULD BE MORE LIKE JACKASS", THEN TODAY IS THE DAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! There are two kinds of fishermen. The ones who have hooked themselves and the ones who are about to....