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...

Sunday Classic / Use Old Plano Boxes For Bulk Fly Storage

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Of all the thousands of dollars of bass fishing gear that I've accumulated over the years there's very little of it that I can find a use for in my fly fishing today. Well, I could probably find a way to use some of it,...

Faith and Steelhead

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by Tim Harris I just returned from my first real steelhead trip to the Deschutes in a couple of years. I had to miss out all of last two summer seasons due to illness though I did manage a few days last winter where I actually...

Flood Tide Redfish

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By Owen Plair I ALWAYS TELL MY CLIENTS THAT THE FLOOD TIDES ARE A GIFT, TO ANGLERS, FROM MOTHER NATURE. Targeting tailing redfish on flood tides, from Northern Florida all the way to North Carolina, is one of the most unique opportunities for fly anglers. Something about...

Sunday Classic / Fighting The Wader Funk

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DO YOUR FRIENDS TWITCH THEIR NOSES LIKE RABBITS WHEN YOU SHOW UP TO FISH? Do they have to rub camphor under their noses like Quincy just to run shuttle with you? Does your dog roll in cow shit before before he jumps in the truck to...