Fly Fishing Lights at Night

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It's long been known by fishermen, that bright lights shining on the water at night create fishing hotspots. The lights attract plankton, which in turn, attracts the baitfish and other food sources that feed on them. Once you've got a good concentration of forage food hanging...

Rob Smith’s Musky Sucker

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Rob Smith is nothing, if not colorful so when I asked him to tie a fly for my readers I expected something bodacious, and I got it! Rob likes his fish the way he likes his mustache, big and scary. He’s our local authority on...

Realistic Flies Are Worthless Without Movement

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Worthless may be a little overboard, but there is some truth behind it. Every year new fly tying products burst onto the scene that are specifically designed for making our fly patterns look extra realistic. I'll be the first to admit many of them are amazingly...

Public Lands Photo Essay

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You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. Unless you’ve been living in a cave this last year, you know that there is a real and present danger facing our American public lands. A group of short sighted law makers would like to sell of...

When In Rome…

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By Jason Tucker The saying goes “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This can be good advice, both in travel and fly fishing. In fly fishing the locals often have knowledge of local hatches, runs and quirks of the local water, knowledge that is...