When Rigging For Bonefish On The Fly, Less Can Be More

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WHAT'S ALL THAT LINE REALLY DOING FOR YOU? I got the chance recently to fish with my buddy Kristen Mustad from Nautilus Reels. I'm not sure Kristen ever fishes the same reel twice. And can you blame him? There's always a new prototype to test and...

13 Proven Streamer Patterns for Trout

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13 Big streamer patterns that get big results! I wrote an article stressing about the importance of experimenting with different streamer retrieve speeds and stripping lengths, until you find a winning combination that the trout find the most enticing. Generally, when you're paying close enough attention...

What The Little Fish Are Saying

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This post has a soundtrack. Take a second to start the video below. MAYBE YOUR STATURE AS A FLY FISHERMAN ISN'T DETERMINED BY HOW BIG A TROUT YOU CAN CATCH, BUT BY HOW SMALL A TROUT YOU CAN CATCH WITHOUT BEING DISAPPOINTED. — JOHN GIERACH Like it...

8 Common Mistakes Anglers Make Fighting Trout

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If I looked backed on my early fly fishing days and had to grade my fish fighting skills, it would yield a discouraging report card. I lost way more fish than I actually landed during those first few years after picking up a fly rod. I'll...

Bruce Chard’s A.M. Express, A Great Fly For Baby Tarpon

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CATCHING BABY TARPON IS ABOUT AS FUN AS THE LAW ALLOWS. Even a baby tarpon is a hell of a fish. These little guys are all fight and haven't learned all the tricks of the grown ups. A thirty pound tarpon offers all the excitement of...