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  • North by Northwest with Rooster Leavens - Ssn. 9, Ep. 6

    The Itinerant Angler Podcast
    Zach Matthews
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Dan "Rooster" Leavens is a Montana, Washington, and Alaskan-based guide and outfitter, as well as one of the stars of the recent film "Waypoints."
  • Tom Interviews his Mentor, the Legendary Lewis Coleman

    The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is a special time of year for me as it is the start of trout season in my hometown. I treat today like a religious holiday. it seems appropriate then that I should interview my mentor, and someone who many view as a fly-fishing god, Lewis Coleman. Lewis has taught some of the best in the world his techniques and he will share some of those with us today.    There is no fly-box section in this show as I wanted to give Lewis as much time as we could to go over his insight into spey casting, how he is pushing the limits in Tenkara and all about how he runs his lodges all…
  • How to Tie the Tungsten Torpedo

    MidCurrent
    Marshall Cutchin
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Matt Grobert ties the Tungsten Torpedo in this week’s featured tying video.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, ”it’s become a staple of competitive fly fishermen and with good reason: it works.”
  • Wild vs. Hatchery Steelhead

    Featured Content
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Oregon and Washington face their future The state fish and game departments for Washington and Oregon both face a major dilemma: how to adequately protect what remains of their wild steelhead, while also continuing to produce hatchery steelhead for the many anglers who like to bring one home for dinner.
  • How to Tie the Tungsten Torpedo

    MidCurrent
    Marshall Cutchin
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Matt Grobert ties the Tungsten Torpedo in this week’s featured tying video.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, ”it’s become a staple of competitive fly fishermen and with good reason: it works.”
 
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    The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast

  • Tom Interviews his Mentor, the Legendary Lewis Coleman

    1 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is a special time of year for me as it is the start of trout season in my hometown. I treat today like a religious holiday. it seems appropriate then that I should interview my mentor, and someone who many view as a fly-fishing god, Lewis Coleman. Lewis has taught some of the best in the world his techniques and he will share some of those with us today.    There is no fly-box section in this show as I wanted to give Lewis as much time as we could to go over his insight into spey casting, how he is pushing the limits in Tenkara and all about how he runs his lodges all…
  • Smallmouth Bass Fly-Fishing Tips with Colby Trow

    21 Mar 2014 | 1:34 pm
      This week we have what I feel is one of our best podcasts ever—an interview with Colby Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Shop on his advanced tactics for catching smallmouth bass.  I learned a ton in this podcast and it makes me want to head south to chase some right now.  And in this extra-long podcast there are plenty of fly box questions:  Using a stomach pump on trout, how to keep your indicator from sliding, whether bright silver and gold beads are a thing of the past, how to find secondary feathers on a goose wing, and good substitutes for deer hair on a Comparadun…
  • Tom and Tim Talk Tying Tips

    18 Feb 2014 | 7:30 am
      It’s still fly-tying February, with our Fly Tying photo contest going on, plus 20% fly tying materials on our web site and in our stores.  So although I do answer a question about poly leaders in lakes and one on whether to take a spinning rod when fishing with a 10-year-old, most of it is about fly tying, and should be helpful to anyone from a total novice to advanced tiers.  I know I learned a number of very cool tricks in my interview with Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions (who does our awesome weekly tying videos).  In the Fly Box, I also answer questions…
  • Fly Tying Tips and Hints

    9 Feb 2014 | 7:26 am
    This week is all about fly tying.  I took a whole bunch of questions that came in over the past week (thank you very much for your great questions) and we spend about an hour going over some tricky and not-so-tricky questions.  The hardest one for me was to list the essential fly tying materials every tier should have on his or her bench (and I was not allowed to use CDC, rabbit fur, or peacock herl, which made it even tougher) and it took me two days to decide on that one.  I ended up cheating and coming up with a trout list and a saltwater list.  Other questions included…
  • Leaving the 9-5 to Fly Fish: An Interview with Paul Moinester

    22 Jan 2014 | 10:26 am
    This week we talk to Paul Moinester, who we should all envy.  He quit a good job in DC to simplify and de-stress his life, and spent 6 months traveling the US to finds out more about fly fishing.  He drove from the Keys to Alaska, fishing along the way, and came up with some very eloquent pointers on improving your fly fishing game, based on his many experiences.  These are great tips from the perspective of a relative novice (at least he was when he started his trip!).
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    MidCurrent

  • How to Tie the Tungsten Torpedo

    Marshall Cutchin
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Matt Grobert ties the Tungsten Torpedo in this week’s featured tying video.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, ”it’s become a staple of competitive fly fishermen and with good reason: it works.”
  • Tippets: Finding Balance, Business of Public Lands, Small Stream Strategies

    Erin Block
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    From expanding your season to the species you chase, Lee Terkel has some advice for increasing fishing time without sacrificing family or work. Read more on finding your fly fishing equilibrium via The Orvis Blog. A group of outdoor business owners have written a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to take a strong stance on protecting public land access as well as their fish and wildlife populations. “Public lands are a huge driver for outdoor-related business in this country, and it’s imperative that we care for them with the same ferocity that we apply to any other…
  • Video Hatch: “San Francisquito Creek – America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014”

    Erin Block
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    This short film from American Rivers highlights one of America’s most endangered rivers of 2014, San Francisquito Creek, and the issues facing its revival.
  • Tippets: Tying Tapered Leaders, Elwha River’s Wild Steelhead, Bologna on the Bank

    Erin Block
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    A suit filed by the Wild Fish Conservancy, Conservation Angler, Federation of Fly Fishers Steelhead Committee and Wild Steelhead Coalition that would have stopped  the planting of hatchery-born steelhead in the Elwha River has been rejected by a federal court judge. “We’re disappointed in the appeals court’s decision, but we’re still working our way through Judge Settle’s court on the overall program, so we’ll see where we go now,” said Kurt Beardslee, executive director of Wild Fish Conservancy, based in Duvall. Via Peninsula Daily News. “Is there anything more satisfying…
  • The Fly Fishing Show’s 2015 Dates Set

    Erin Block
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Dates for the seven-city Fly Fishing Show tour have been set and announced for 2015. Read more in the press release below. The Fly Fishing Show’s 2015 Dates Set From The Fly Fishing Show: Fresh on the heels of the most successful set of seven Fly Fishing Shows ever, 2015 dates and locations have been announced by producer Chuck Furimsky. “All locations remain the same.  The Fri-Sat. weekend in Winston-Salem – leaving Sunday open for family affairs – was hugely successful.  Words of praise and encouragement came from local businesses, churches and civic groups, so we’re doing it…
 
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    Featured Content

  • Wild vs. Hatchery Steelhead

    3 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Oregon and Washington face their future The state fish and game departments for Washington and Oregon both face a major dilemma: how to adequately protect what remains of their wild steelhead, while also continuing to produce hatchery steelhead for the many anglers who like to bring one home for dinner.
  • I Went Steelheading Today

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Not that it mattered I'd planned to fish something new, and was ready for a bold adventure. But then I remembered promising my buddy that I'd do some light mechanical work on his stupid Accord that evening. That guy doesn't even fish. Anyway, no one likes exploring with a time constraint, so I resigned myself to fishing the same old stupid river I always do. I usually like to swing the bait-water on weekdays. But when I arrived, the water level revealed that to be a bad idea. Since I'd forgotten my jig and bobber in my other pants, I shot up to the fly water.
  • Colorado Stoners Go Fishing

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    And you're invited. Back in January, NOAA meteorologists reported a brilliant haze-like anomaly ascending into the atmosphere high above Colorado's famed 14ers. Dubbed the "Puffy Grail" it's since been attributed to a mass exhale sparked by lawmakers legalizing in-state recreational marijuana sales. It's now kosher to purchase and smoke pot in Colorado—where Johnny Law allows—and as anglers prepare for post-runoff hatches, basking in these newfound freedoms is as simple as plucking a winning fly from an assortment of fly-shop bins.
  • Kickstarded

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Thirteen shitty flyfishing Kickstarter ideas 127 Hours. An un-edited collection of GoPro footage from my summer spent guiding on the Madison. Nine Pounds of Melted Mono. Art project using 60 spools of Trilene, a campfire, and two bottles of Evan Williams. Book Project: Tuesdays with Cheney: 50 Places You’ll Never Flyfish Before You Die Because Obamacare Pilfered Your Savings and Dick accidentally Shot You in the Face.
  • Ride with Clyde IX

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Goodbye to the Evergreen State Photos and words by Lucas Young There’s a fine line in winter steelheading between bliss and torment. If there was no hope for the first, there’d be little incentive to endure the latter. Riding in Clyde is a bit like that. In summer, he’s warm and smooth and stylish—blissful, even. But in February, with the wind whistling through all the gaps in his weatherstripping, the dull roar allows little room for your own thoughts. It’ll make you tougher, at least.
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    MidCurrent

  • How to Tie the Tungsten Torpedo

    Marshall Cutchin
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Matt Grobert ties the Tungsten Torpedo in this week’s featured tying video.  As videographer Tim Flagler says, ”it’s become a staple of competitive fly fishermen and with good reason: it works.”
  • Tippets: Finding Balance, Business of Public Lands, Small Stream Strategies

    Erin Block
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    From expanding your season to the species you chase, Lee Terkel has some advice for increasing fishing time without sacrificing family or work. Read more on finding your fly fishing equilibrium via The Orvis Blog. A group of outdoor business owners have written a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to take a strong stance on protecting public land access as well as their fish and wildlife populations. “Public lands are a huge driver for outdoor-related business in this country, and it’s imperative that we care for them with the same ferocity that we apply to any other…
  • Video Hatch: “San Francisquito Creek – America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014”

    Erin Block
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    This short film from American Rivers highlights one of America’s most endangered rivers of 2014, San Francisquito Creek, and the issues facing its revival.
  • Tippets: Tying Tapered Leaders, Elwha River’s Wild Steelhead, Bologna on the Bank

    Erin Block
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    A suit filed by the Wild Fish Conservancy, Conservation Angler, Federation of Fly Fishers Steelhead Committee and Wild Steelhead Coalition that would have stopped  the planting of hatchery-born steelhead in the Elwha River has been rejected by a federal court judge. “We’re disappointed in the appeals court’s decision, but we’re still working our way through Judge Settle’s court on the overall program, so we’ll see where we go now,” said Kurt Beardslee, executive director of Wild Fish Conservancy, based in Duvall. Via Peninsula Daily News. “Is there anything more satisfying…
  • The Fly Fishing Show’s 2015 Dates Set

    Erin Block
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Dates for the seven-city Fly Fishing Show tour have been set and announced for 2015. Read more in the press release below. The Fly Fishing Show’s 2015 Dates Set From The Fly Fishing Show: Fresh on the heels of the most successful set of seven Fly Fishing Shows ever, 2015 dates and locations have been announced by producer Chuck Furimsky. “All locations remain the same.  The Fri-Sat. weekend in Winston-Salem – leaving Sunday open for family affairs – was hugely successful.  Words of praise and encouragement came from local businesses, churches and civic groups, so we’re doing it…
 
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    The Trout Underground Fly Fishing Blog

  • Weekly Shortcasts for 2014-04-16

    Tom Chandler
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    Perfect job for people who like reading, writing about fly fishing more than actually getting a chance to do it: http://t.co/f98yXBZbLQ -> More Outdoor Apocalypes: formalwear in… camo? http://t.co/7y0HKl8u03 -> More Outdoor Apocalype: Man watching alligator steps on, bitten by snake – http://t.co/PsbsyHIOXV -> For writers experiencing rampant megalomania, "http://t.co/BhxKM00LnK" and "http://t.co/1peNcBmA1j" domains still available -> The Smithsonian photo contest finalists. As always, great stuff: http://t.co/YEQwZT7oDu ->
  • First Glance: John Gierach’s “All Fishermen Are Liars”

    Tom Chandler
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    The review copy of John Gierach’s latest effort (All Fishermen Are Liars) arrived Saturday, and while I’m just getting started, I admit to a little concern. His first essay is essentially a summary of his writing and fly fishing life. Which feels a little… final. The latest from Gierach. More as I read it. More as it unfolds. See you between the covers, Tom Chandler.
  • Weekly Shortcasts for 2014-04-02

    Tom Chandler
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    Hey, I caught big bluegill out of Ian's driftboat, but instead of making it a statue, he's saying good-bye: http://t.co/hhO91cpLRc -> And they say fly fishermen are weird — a site showcasing… Bicycle Taxidermy: http://t.co/AIIml4cHt2 ->
  • Weekly Shortcasts for 2014-03-19

    Tom Chandler
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:35 am
    Researchers prove the five-second rule is real (I knew it!) http://t.co/dQmGV3WHPR -> John Gierach's latest book (All Fishermen Are Liars) set to release April 15 (tax day??). http://t.co/a3b7jeLMFT -> NASA-funded study says civiliation is doomed, so you might as well go fishing: http://t.co/ncbHqDidFo -> Hilarious! The "FishBrah" App released. Be cool without ever catching another fish. Genius! http://t.co/HtAzqhstaj -> RT @Paflyfish: Bad scene with significant raw sewage spill in trout stream at Valley Forge National Park http://t.co/qzsGkdx4M1 -> RT @AHalvers:…
  • Gierach’s Latest Book (Inauspiciously) Appearing On Tax Day

    Tom Chandler
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:22 pm
    John Gierach’s latest fly fishing essay book is set to appear on April 15 (making it the sole bright spot on tax day for at least some of us). Titled All Fishermen Are Liars (at least we know the title qualifies as non-fiction), it’s accompanied by the latest rage in book publishing — a video trailer: I don’t know if I’ll see a pre-release review copy or simply buy it on release day like the rest of humanity, but either way, expect a review. UPDATE: Gierach’s book release tour will take him around the country. See the schedule here. See you under a reading…
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    Fishing News

  • Fishing, my teenage daughter unplugged

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Fishing to a teenager in today's world is primitive and almost unheard of. Toilets that don't flush, no plug-in outlets to charge up her many electronic gadgets she never seems to leave home without, and her most hated and feared nemesis, bugs.
  • Gone too soon

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Rosemary Santos mourns the death of her husband - Edgar, whose two children were born after seven miscarriages - at Nausori yesterday.
  • Reelin' Them In

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Several hundred children with their parents and grandparents surrounded the ponds in both City Park and Southwood Park as they took advantage of the beautiful weather on Saturday during the 34th annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby.
  • Virginia Beach angler looks for birdies, gets first bass

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Off the Hook is a Sunday outdoors feature highlighting the tales of anglers from Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina.
  • Wood carver enjoys fishing for those fish he carves

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    Bob Batchik has long been hooked on fish and fishing: bluegills, trout, bass, pike and perch.
 
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    Fort Lauderdale Fishing Blog

  • Outstanding Fishing in Fort Lauderdale this Week

    Captain Andy
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Big hammerhead shark caught and released aboard the Big Game The fishing is heating up in Fort Lauderdale this week.  Sharks are snapping in 350ft of water.  Hammerheads, makos and thresher sharks are all out there and moving through in strong numbers.  Head out about a mile and a half offshore, set your baits and wait a bit.  Chum the water and hum the theme to Jaws.  You won’t have to wait too long to get a bite on something that is probably larger than you are.  These monsters are 8-12ft and 200-400 pounds.  While you’re shark fishing, you may even pick up a big dolphin…
  • Dolphin Action on our All Day Fishing Trip

    Captain Andy
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Nice catch of dolphin on the Mary B III fishing trip Our all day dolphin trip today had a great catch of dolphin.  They were biting in 150-400ft of water, just 1-2 miles off Fort Lauderdale beach.  We caught them scattered along the blue-green color change which is the edge of the Gulfsteam.  This warm water current, brings with it all the migratory fish, such as dolphin, tuna, wahoo, sailfish and more.  Today, it was dolphin and almost all the fish we caught were really nice ones.  Only one of the dolphin was under 10 pounds and the largest was 24 pounds. Nice dolphin fish caught on the…
  • Mako Shark Caught Today on a Shark Fishing Charter

    Captain Andy
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Nice mako shark at the dock after a shark fishing charter Today was pretty cool, we caught a nice mako shark on a shark fishing charter.  Mako sharks are rare to catch fishing in Fort Lauderdale, so it was a treat for us.  We caught the mako in 350ft of water, kite fishing on the edge of the Gulfstream.  We were shark fishing with a spread of live goggle eyes in the kite and some big shark baits positioned mid-depth and on the bottom.  The mako took the mid-depth bait, a big bonito butterflied and rigged on heavy piano wire (#19 wire).  We knew it was a mako right away because as soon as…
  • Mahi-mahi Fishing this week in Fort Lauderdale

    Captain Andy
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    Nice mahi-mahi just caught on a sportfishing charter The mahi-mahi bite is hot just outside the reef of Fort Lauderdale.  For a few weeks in March, the mahi-mahi come in closer to shore than normal to do their annual spawn.  It usually happens the last couple weeks of March.  This week, we’re getting into some very nice mahi-mahi in 100-300ft of water, just a mile off our coast.  Trolling and kite fishing work best for catching these dolphin fish, trolling for action and kite fishing for the biggest ones.  Throughout the year, most of our dolphin are schoolie sized, 3-5 pounders. …
  • They’re Here! Dolphin Run Is Happening in Ft Lauderdale

    Captain Andy
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Beauty of a dolphin caught sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale It happens every year.  Whenever we get a strong easterly wind in March, the dolphin fishing action heats up in Fort Lauderdale.  Dolphin come right in on the reef to do their annual spawn.  These dolphin, normally an offshore fish, are being caught inshore of 300ft of water, just outside the reef.  While there are some schoolies mixed in, many of the dolphin we’re catching right now are nice size ones, 10-20 pounders.  This is the all-around best time of year for dolphin fishing.  It usually lasts anywhere from a couple…
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    Fly Fishing Lodges | Blog | Tips | Gear Reviews

  • What’s Your Favorite Steelhead Fly?

    andrew
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Feed me. Photo: Alfie King It’s poll time here on the Deneki blog! We always love hearing from you folks, and your fellow readers love hearing from you too.  Today’s topic is steelhead flies – what’s your favorite? Which river, which season, which size, wet or dry…all totally up to you.  We just want to know… Which steelhead fly do you like the most? Why? Leave a comment and let the world know! If you’re viewing this in a newsletter or a reader, click here to leave a comment with your favorite fly on our web site.
  • An Honest Hero Shot

    Kyle Shea
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Truth. Photo: Nick Rudelich Here’s the most accurate photo of a big fish you’ll see all day.  No arms outstretched toward the camera, no wide angle lens – just an honest photo of a really, really big South Andros bonefish. More Fishy Photos From South Andros Nurse Shark Escort Letting Him Swim Under Water ‘Cuda Release
  • Pre-Rigging Nymph Rigs

    Kyle Shea
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ready to rig. Photo: Kyle Shea Whether dead drifting flesh and egg patterns or tandem nymph rigs, if you’re not breaking off flies, odds are you’re not fishing deep enough. There’s no question that nymphing for trout is effective. However, it can be frustrating having to constantly re-rig new flies, tippet, and split shot every time you set the hook on a snag. If fishing out of a boat, the amount of time required to re-rig usually means passing up good water and many missed opportunites! Therefore, it’s important to use a system that allows you to re-rig and get your…
  • Simple Pleasures

    andrew
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good times. Photo: Kyle Shea White sand flats and tailing bonefish are great and all, but one big reason folks like visiting South Andros Island is that it’s a place where you can enjoy some simple pleasures – like having a beer with your buddies in the back of a pickup truck. More on South Andros Island Josie’s Boat Land Crabbing Hangin’ with the Locals
  • Polyleaders for Single-handed Rods

    Kyle Shea
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Airflo Polyleader and RIO Versileader. Photo: Kyle Shea Polyleaders are great tool that allow for anglers to adapt to a wide range of conditions. In fact, we’ve run several posts in the past highlighting how much we like fishing polyleaders on two handed rods. They’re a great match for lighter setups such as scandi heads or switch lines. However, polyleaders are just as useful on your single-handed rod as well! While fishing a floating line, many anglers keep an extra spool locked and loaded with a sink tip fly line that they can ‘switch out’ if the situation calls for…
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    Global FlyFisher Weblog

  • A glimpse of trout secrets

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Yesterday I went and saw a preview of the new videos on coastal sea trout fishing by Danish Niels Vestergaard, and they are pretty exiting to put it mildly
  • GFF made a nickel in a day!

    25 Jan 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Global FlyFisher has just gone through one of the largest changes ever, and the money is rolling in... sort of
  • The Blue Marble

    9 Dec 2013 | 11:00 pm
    We have used an image of earth shot from space in our logo for 20 years. The picture has a fascinating 40 year story
  • New boat

    8 Oct 2013 | 11:00 pm
    I was growing really tired of my old pontoon boat and decided on getting a kayak again. This time an inflatable one.
  • Good books

    13 Jun 2013 | 11:00 pm
    I did my usual trip through on Paul Morgan´s Coch-y-Bonddu book site, and found more great offers than I usually do. I thought I'd share some of them with you.
 
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    Henry Gilbey - the world of fishing

  • Stalking the weather forecast

    Henry Gilbey
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    You know as well as I do that weather forecasts a week or so ahead are a stab in the dark at best, but do you still find yourself almost stalking them with the intensity of a lion stalking an imp [...]
  • 8-strand braid review - YGK and Toray

    Henry Gilbey
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Can you imagine a few years ago even contemplating spending perhaps north of £40 for say a 150 yard spool of line? It’s a lot of money for not a lot of line, indeed I remember those k [...]
  • Obviously I didn't drop a lure on their heads and spook them

    Henry Gilbey
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Is there anything better than a Sunday when the sun shines like it did yesterday? We made plans to head for a beach that we had never been to before, and would you believe it, but surrounding thi [...]
  • I just love a good fishing tackle shop

    Henry Gilbey
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:21 am
    Obviously the internet has changed the way a lot of us buy stuff, and with lure fishing especially, the world of online shopping has become more and more important - but at the end of the day, su [...]
  • Surely it helps if us anglers (consumers) are inspired to buy fishing tackle?

    Henry Gilbey
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    It has always been my belief us anglers are not that hard to sell fishing tackle to. We are consumers who happen to be absorbed by a passion, and like most enthusiasts, we tend to love all the ge [...]
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    Paflyfish

  • Fly Fishing Getting Started for Beginners

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Paflyfish is a popular spot for fly fishing anglers in the region for many good reasons. There are all sorts of great conversations and information shared in the forums on a host of different topics. We are very fortunate to have so many folks not only provide information online in the forums, but help out beginners at clinics and instructional jamborees. Also there are some darn smart anglers on the site coming from all walks of life. The site is filled with thousands of great post and threads that offer any angler any opportunity to expand their fly fishing opportunities. This section will…
  • Fly Fishing the Aisen Region of Chile Photo Essay

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    By Brian McGeehanThe Aisen Region of Chile is located about the same distance South of the Equator as Montana is North. On a recent trip to the Coyaquie province we targeted wild browns and rainbows while fishing a remarkable diversity of fisheries including large float rivers, huge crystal clear lakes, spring creeks and wilderness mountain streams. We stayed at the Magic Waters Patagonia Lodge which is tucked away in remote valley with 5 private lakes filled with wild trophy fish. The lodge is right on the edge of the Cerro Castillo National Reserve and the wilderness lakes and rivers within…
  • An Award Much Deserved

    31 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    An Award Much DeservedBy Dave WeaverFor Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited and Paflyfish.comA fine time indeed was had at the recent Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited (CVTU) Limestoner Banquet. This is CVTU’s main fundraising event each year. Like many TU chapters, CVTU relies on volunteer efforts to complete a wide range of valuable endeavors and this includes putting together an annual banquet to raise funds. Among these outstanding endeavors, CVTU is involved in land preservation, youth fly fishing outreach in the form of the Rivers Conservation and Youth Camp and Trout in the…
  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - What Fly Rod and Fly Reel to get?

    20 Mar 2014 | 1:20 pm
    If you ask any fly fishing angler out there what is the best first rod and reel setup you need, you will get a different answer from everyone. Picking your second, third, or even seventh rod you will have some very specific purposes in mind and still get a lot of different answers. Your first fly rod and reel should be a good general purpose setup that will be easy to use in most any trout stream in the region. For the love of Zeus you don't want to look like the dopey guy in the Symbicort commercial that has a crappy M*A*S*H hat, is fishing for brook trout in a creek with a large arbor…
  • Fly Fishing Getting Started - A Dozen Top Flies

    11 Mar 2014 | 8:10 am
    One of the great things about Paflyfish is the tremendous knowledge and sharing that is done especially in the forums. Tom "afishinado" Ciannilli, like many, regularly contributes to answering questions in the Beginners Forums. As the early trout season is about to get started he offered some great advice on A Dozen Top Flies. A very subjective topic, but for anglers just getting started, Tom's picks are are spot on. Tom's selection is broken into six sinking flies for subsurface fishing and six surface dry flies. For some flies a range of sizes are important to have your fly box. The…
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    Sea Fishing & Walking in the UK

  • All Hold While Training

    Stu
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    I’ve not had much to post on here recently as a lot of my spare time has been spent either fixing injuries, working out how to fit a trail marathon training plan into my weekends or actually training as I’ve entered the Trail Marathon Wales in June and I want to give myself the best chance I can. What this mean realistically is that I haven’t been fishing or ‘properly’ walking since the back end of last year but the night are getting lighter now were into British Summer Time so I should be able to do some of my running on workday evenings, freeing up weekends for…
  • Merrell Trail Glove 2 Review

    Stu
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:56 am
    I’d been wanting to test Merrell Trail Glove shoes since I’d first read and heard about the ‘barefoot’ way of running, or ‘bareform’ as Merrell call it so it was great to be given the opportunity to review a pair by nightgear.co.uk. On opening the box first impressions were wow, these things weigh nothing and they look great, I couldn’t wait to get them on and go for my first ‘barefoot’ run. Taking my queue from all the articles on the internet I had planned to go out slowly and for a short amount of time, building gradually so my running…
  • Weekend Running and Walking, Ingleborough, Yorkshire

    Stu
    21 Nov 2013 | 3:43 pm
    Fishing has been on hold for a while, not through any specific reason, more like a combination of small things. The weather hasn’t really been up to much here in Lancashire plus we’d been putting in a bit of training running wise as a few weeks ago we went up to Clapham in Yorkshire for a couple of days running and walking. A group of us from SRC Chorley stayed in the The Old Manor House, bunkhouse boys in one set of bunks, girls in the other. It reminded me a lot of scout trips from my youth but a little less giddy and a lot cleaner. The running was excellent, we did a bit on…
  • Anniversary Adventure on Arran

    Stu
    4 Oct 2013 | 3:31 pm
    This anniversary we were once again visiting an island but not Anglesey, we were going to Scotland for the first time since our honeymoon up in Fort William 15 years ago and this was to be our first visit to Arran. We made good time up the motorways into Scotland and arrived at Ardrossan far, far to early so had a quick walk round the ferry terminal while waiting for our crossing. The crossing on the ‘MV Isle of Arran’ was uneventful which is always a bonus and it wasn’t long until we could see Arran through the haze. We quickly disembarked at Brodick and did a quick trip…
  • Late August Fly Fishing at Mere Beck

    Stu
    1 Sep 2013 | 9:52 am
    It’s been a while since we did any ‘proper’ fly fishing as we’ve either been away, sea fishing or either running or training for some sort of running related silliness so I was looking forward to a visit to our local fly fishery, Mere Beck. The lakes looked great and Gordon, the owner of the fishery had obviously been busy during the summer months with the lakes, streams, reed beds and trees all beautifully maintained. The weather was bright with not much wind, not exactly idea fly fishing conditions at the best of times and Mere Beck has a reputation, deservedly or…
 
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  • Two Tour Pro Matt Herren Weighs In on the Future

    Terry Brown
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Matt Herren is a long-time Wired2Fish friend. He says it the way he feels it and he believes that fishing is turning the corner and good things are ahead. We do as well. Listen in today where he talks about why he feels good about where the sport is heading.
  • One Lure to Always Have on Deck

    Jason Sealock
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    What’s the one lure you never leave the dock without? Gerald Swindle has his and he talks about why it’s always on his deck and how picking it up one time in a tournament has had such an impact in his finishes over the years. Then he gives a public service announcement on how to avoid road rage and other issues that anglers might face. Always worth a watch when G is online.
  • Great Classic Footage from Palaniuk

    Terry Brown
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Brandon Palaniuk shot this neat video at this years Bassmaster Classic at Guntersville and passed it on to us. It tells a great story! He posts great videos and photos on social media, so click here to follow him on Facebook.
  • Young Boy Catches Giant Bass on Free Toyota Promo Lure

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Zach Engelmeyer is a highly imaginative, very expressive 8-year-old whose mother is a former Miss Missouri and whose father, a professional photographer, takes all the cool photos you see featured in Mossy Oak Camo and other outdoor brand advertising campaigns. Collectively, it’s a family that lives and loves the outdoors. So much so, that in early 2013 the whole family drove three hours from their Southwest Missouri home to Tulsa, Oklahoma to enjoy the Bassmaster Classic together as fans of the sport. While Zach’s bass-obsessed older brother, Sammy shopped for lures at the Classic…
  • Mike McClelland Details His “Rock” Win

    Terry Brown
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Our Weighing-In Radio series, Part Three, called the “the Good, the Bad and What Might Have Been” with Mike McClelland only includes the good in this segment after his win at Table Rock. Listen in while he details his plan and how it came together.
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    Moldy Chum

  • The River Keeper - Promo

    El Guapo
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The chalk rivers of Hampshire are known among the angling fraternity across the globe as the birth place of fly fishing - a mere mention of the name 'Test' or 'Itchen' conjures up images of balmy summer evenings, heavy spinner falls and gluttonous trout rising freely ... But what happens after October?
  • Man Rig - 1948 Palace Royale

    El Guapo
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This 1948 Palace Royale camper has been reincarnated as a rolling bar. LINK (via:Tin Can Tourists)
  • Photographing Whales in Tonga with Darren Jew

    El Guapo
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Darren Jew has photographed the planet's landscapes and wildlife from Antarctica to Zambia over his incredible 30-year photography career - on mountain peaks, desert plains and beneath the ocean's surface.Darren's particular passion for photographing whales brings him back to Tonga year after year, where Untitled Filmworks' Abraham Joffe joined him in 2013 to capture his journey. (via: PetaPixel) Meanwhile back in Japan.... The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its…
  • Happy Easter!

    El Guapo
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    For whatever reason, Easter has become that special time of year when people everywhere gather round to destroy tiny, marshmallow birds in the most demented ways they know how. And there's nothing more American than peeps and guns.
  • my LOOP story Thad Robison

    El Guapo
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    The man, the myth...the fish hippie!
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    Round Valley Fishing

  • April RVTA Tournament Results

    robert
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing 56 participants 108 fish were weighed in Rainbow Trout / Brown Trout Division 1st Ron Degraff 26″ 7.2lb Rainbow 2nd Roger Drew 25″ 6.48lb Rainbow 3rd John Yenshaw 23.5″ 5.26lb. Rainbow Lake Trout Division 1st Rocco Catania 21.75″ 3.82lb 2nd Mike Kalinchock 21.75″ 3.66lb 3rd Ron Degraff 21.5″ 3.24lb Junior Division 1st Joe zjawiony jr. with a 20 7/8in. 2.74lb laker. Winners will be awarded at the RVTA meeting on Thursday 17 April 2014. Visit the RVTA website for more info. The post April RVTA Tournament Results…
  • RVTA Trout Fishing Tournament This Sunday

    robert
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing Round Valley Reservoir Hunterdon County, NJ Sunday 13 April 2014 6:00am – 3:00pm You may register the morning of this and all RVTA fishing contests at the top of the concrete boat ramp. A table will be set up and manned by RVTA members. This is also where you go to weigh and measure your entries. Give yourself enough time to get your fish weighed and measured, don’t be that guy running like a maniac at 2:59pm. Entry fee for adult members is $20.00 per tournament for members and $25.00 for non-members. You can sign up to become a member at…
  • Pink Fishing-Boat Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

    robert
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing BlackFly Lodge introduces a new pink skiff to raise awareness for CfR’s national fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer Casting For Recovery provides an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by Breast Cancer to gather in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly fishing. Manchester, VT – 31 March 2014, Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer is excited to be honored by BlackFly Lodge, a Bahamas based fly fishing operation…
  • Round Valley Fishing Report – April 1, 2014

    Zach Merchant
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing This past Tuesday, April 1, I was finally able to get out and fish from a boat on Round Valley for the first time in a few months, thanks to Mike Kalinchock from the Round Valley Trout Association (Thanks again Mike!).  We were mainly targeting Lake Trout by wire lining with Chartreuse and Perch pattern spoons.  Though we were also trolling two rods with small jointed Rapalas behind one color of lead-core off of planer boards, hoping to get into some of the big trophy Trout the RVTA stocked this past weekend. Me with one of the Rainbow Trout I…
  • Fishing Report – Week of March 17, 2014

    Zach Merchant
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:58 pm
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing NJ trout fishing report for the second week of March 2014. Rainbow and Brown Trout from Ken Lockwood Gorge and Round Valley Reservoir. I was finally able to get out for a solid week of fishing again last week, and while I didn’t have enough to put up a report for any given day, I feel like the week as a whole deserves a short report on here. Ken Lockwood Gorge I started out the week by fishing over at Ken Lockwood Gorge on Tuesday morning (March, 18) with Chelsey Hoover.  We got out around 7:00 a.m. and started off to see if we could get into…
 
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    About.com Fly Fishing

  • Gierach talks Tenkara

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    One of the most important endorsements for tenkara fishing came from beloved fly-fishing writer John Gierach. The "Trout Bum" author has always been a fan of small streams, and found tenkara a great way to fish them. (He also happens to have a longstanding interest in Japanese culture.) Gierach has a chapter about tenkara fishing in his new book, "All Fishermen Are Liars," and sat down for an interview with Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA. It's worth a watch. For a complete look at the history of tenkara fishing in the U.S.,  check out About.com's coverage and primers on tenkara…
  • The Tenkara Fly-Fishing Revolution

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Five years after Tenkara USA introduced japanese-style fixed-line fishing to the United States, thousands -- maybe tens of thousands -- of anglers have learned how fun and effective it can be to fly-fish without a reel. "Just a rod, a line and fly," was Tenkara USA's slogan, and it struck a chord with anglers intrigued by a minimalist approach to fishing. But tenkara isn't just simple. It's a great way to catch a lot of fish, because the ability of the long rod to hole the light line off the water makes for a great presentation and a direct connection to the fly. (Just ask European and…
  • Didymo or no Didymo, Clean Angling's a Must

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    It turns out didymo wasn't being "spread" on the soles of anglers' wading shoes after all. It was already present in many streams, and only began blooming in recent years because of environmental changes. But that doesn't mean we no longer need to worry about dirty wading shoes spreading contaminants. Clean angling advocates say some anglers have taken the new findings on the cause of didymo blooms to mean we're off the hook when it comes to clean angling -- but switching from felt to rubber soles (if possible) and practicing Check, Clean and Dry are still vital to the health of our trout…
  • Didymo: Felt Soles Not to Blame

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:27 am
    When Didymosphenia geminate, very un-affectionately known as "rock snot," began appearing on beloved American trout streams in the mid-2000s, state governments and environmental organizations said it was being "spread" by anglers, in the damp felt soles of their wading boots. It was a logical conclusion, promoted by a Canadian environmental scientist who studied the first major North American didymo blooms in British Columbia. But now, that same scientist says further research shows the rash of didymo has not been caused by the spread of a new, bloom-prone variant after all. Didymo was…
  • Spey Fishing: Two Hands Are Better Than One

    24 Mar 2014 | 2:28 am
    Here's the scenario: you think there's a big fish lurking at midstream in a large river. The forest comes right to the water's edge, leaving no space for you to throw a back cast, and the river's too deep to wade out and make room for one. If you'e holding a two-handed Spey or switch rod, you're just a few well-practiced arm movements away from a cast that sails out across the water and deploys your fly in the far-off fishy spot. Originally developed in the U.K. to fish for Atlantic salmon, Spey fishing has become popular in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes for salmon and steelhead…
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    Round Valley Fishing

  • April RVTA Tournament Results

    robert
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing 56 participants 108 fish were weighed in Rainbow Trout / Brown Trout Division 1st Ron Degraff 26″ 7.2lb Rainbow 2nd Roger Drew 25″ 6.48lb Rainbow 3rd John Yenshaw 23.5″ 5.26lb. Rainbow Lake Trout Division 1st Rocco Catania 21.75″ 3.82lb 2nd Mike Kalinchock 21.75″ 3.66lb 3rd Ron Degraff 21.5″ 3.24lb Junior Division 1st Joe zjawiony jr. with a 20 7/8in. 2.74lb laker. Winners will be awarded at the RVTA meeting on Thursday 17 April 2014. Visit the RVTA website for more info. The post April RVTA Tournament Results…
  • RVTA Trout Fishing Tournament This Sunday

    robert
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing Round Valley Reservoir Hunterdon County, NJ Sunday 13 April 2014 6:00am – 3:00pm You may register the morning of this and all RVTA fishing contests at the top of the concrete boat ramp. A table will be set up and manned by RVTA members. This is also where you go to weigh and measure your entries. Give yourself enough time to get your fish weighed and measured, don’t be that guy running like a maniac at 2:59pm. Entry fee for adult members is $20.00 per tournament for members and $25.00 for non-members. You can sign up to become a member at…
  • Pink Fishing-Boat Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

    robert
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing BlackFly Lodge introduces a new pink skiff to raise awareness for CfR’s national fly fishing retreats for women with breast cancer Casting For Recovery provides an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by Breast Cancer to gather in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly fishing. Manchester, VT – 31 March 2014, Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization offering support and educational retreats for women with breast cancer is excited to be honored by BlackFly Lodge, a Bahamas based fly fishing operation…
  • Round Valley Fishing Report – April 1, 2014

    Zach Merchant
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing This past Tuesday, April 1, I was finally able to get out and fish from a boat on Round Valley for the first time in a few months, thanks to Mike Kalinchock from the Round Valley Trout Association (Thanks again Mike!).  We were mainly targeting Lake Trout by wire lining with Chartreuse and Perch pattern spoons.  Though we were also trolling two rods with small jointed Rapalas behind one color of lead-core off of planer boards, hoping to get into some of the big trophy Trout the RVTA stocked this past weekend. Me with one of the Rainbow Trout I…
  • Fishing Report – Week of March 17, 2014

    Zach Merchant
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:58 pm
    All content copyright Round Valley Fishing NJ trout fishing report for the second week of March 2014. Rainbow and Brown Trout from Ken Lockwood Gorge and Round Valley Reservoir. I was finally able to get out for a solid week of fishing again last week, and while I didn’t have enough to put up a report for any given day, I feel like the week as a whole deserves a short report on here. Ken Lockwood Gorge I started out the week by fishing over at Ken Lockwood Gorge on Tuesday morning (March, 18) with Chelsey Hoover.  We got out around 7:00 a.m. and started off to see if we could get into…
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    The Lateral Line

  • Yet Another Use For Asian Carp

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Do you smell what the carp is cooking? Have a fresh, clean weekend.
  • Snap Goes The Rod A Whole Bunch Of Times

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Remember that rod warranty card you didn't feel like filling out? Let the misery of the people in this video remind you why you might want to do that. Rod breaking is much funnier when it's not happening to you. And that's coming from a guy who has broken a rod in every way showcased here.  
  • Commercial Ice Fishing The Baltic Circa 1933

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    You think you're beat after a long day of lugging flashers and gas augers around only to catch three perch? Try hacking it with these guys on the Baltic Sea circa 1933. I know I couldn't. Pretty cool old footage, though.
  • How To Learn From Those Rare Days When It Seems Bass Will Hit Anything

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    In the video below, you’ll see a man catch a big ’ol bass on a hot dog chunk and a Barbie rod. It sort of proves the point that no matter how technical and complex we make bass fishing, there are those scenarios where it seems bass will eat anything that hits the water. During those rare opportunities to catch loads of big bass in short order, the average guy is simply going to try to catch as many as possible until the window closes. But when I’m treated to an all out frenzy of fish, I use it as a learning tool that helps me greatly on those more common slow days. Fast and…
  • Wendy's Vs. Burger King: "Super Official" Fish Taste Test

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    In case you ever thought about lowering your standards enough to eat the mystery patties that Burger King and Wendy's call fish, thanks to this guy who goes by Daym, you'll know which one has a better ground fin to ground gills ratio. I don't want to give away the outcome of this "super official" taste test, but to quote my man Daym, "Wendy's all stuck all up in my throat!" Have a great weekend.
 
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    Moose Knuckle Fly Fishing

  • The Shad Run

    Christopher Kuhn
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    A Patriotic Fish Shad are an anadromous species of fish native to the east cost of the United States. In decline for most of the previous century, due to improvements in water quality, driven largely by a decrease in farming and industrial activity combined with the installation of fish ladders in the northeast United States, […]
  • The Sporting Lifestyle

    Christopher Kuhn
    7 Feb 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Turning 30 Last week, I turned 30; it is a point in life that I never believed would occur, especially looking back to the college years when I was eagerly awaiting my 21st birthday. These days, 30 years is indicative of actual adulthood. Much like boiling a frog, the number creeps up slowly and all […]
  • Martin Luther Bass

    Christopher Kuhn
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:13 pm
    I had off of work for Martin Luther King Day. Traditionally, besides celebrating Dr. King’s contributions to America this is a popular ski getaway weekend. I am headed off to Utah at the end of the week for my birthday so I decided to mix business with pleasure. The zoning official was scheduled to meet […]
  • 2014 Ice Fishing – First Installment

    Christopher Kuhn
    17 Jan 2014 | 5:01 am
    Old man winter blew in strong at the twilight of 2013, four days of consecutive ice storms. Creeping into 2014 he laid a deep freeze over the land through the “polar vortex.” Be that as it may, we are now in a period of 50-degree days though some ice remains. As with all things, you […]
  • Summer 2013

    Brenton Kuhn
    2 Jan 2014 | 9:07 pm
    This past summer I was fortunate enough to get a drift boat. If you have never fished from one before, it’s a whole new addiction. Just seeing the river standing on a boat is incredible. Rowing the boat down the river and putting your friends into fish is just as good as hooking into the […]
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    The Ultimate Trout Fishing Blog

  • Using Powerbait to Catch Rainbow Trout

    JRWFishing
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    If you fish for rainbow trout you need to familiarize yourself with a trout bait known as Powerbait. This dough style bait is manufactured by a company named Berkley and as an effective a bait as there is if you want to catch a rainbow trout. However there are two caveats that you should be aware of. First,the rainbow trout that you are attempting to catch have been "stocked" or "planted" into the water that you are fishing, hopefully within a fairly recent time frame, and second that you are fishing in a fairly stagnant water scenario such as a lake, pond, or large pool in a river.Why is it…
  • Trout Fishing Equipment – Basic Gear For A Successful Day of Trout Fishing While Using Spinning Gear

    JRWFishing
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    As the weather begins to warm and spring rears it's beautiful head, after a long winter of short days and very cold weather, many people turn their attention to the idea of going out and catching a few trout. I know this because I am one of these people and have been for many years and in this post I will outline some of the basic trout fishing equipment that you will need for a successful day of trout fishing. What qualifies me for knowing this information? Namely the fact that I have been fishing for and catching trout for almost thirty years, so I have a little more than an inkling of the…
  • Rainbow Trout Fishing – Using The Moon To Help You Catch More Trout

    JRWFishing
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    It's officially spring and many people start to turn their attention to rainbow trout fishing at this timeof year. When they think of rainbow trout, they are more than likely thinking about baits, lures, where to fish when they can get off of work, where the trout are being stocked, etc. But the one subject that a majority of trout fishermen overlook is the moon.Whether or not you realize it, the moon plays quite a role in whether or not the rainbows that you are fishing for are going to be active or not. And can you guess what happens when the rainbow trout that you are fishing for are…
  • How To Catch Trout When The Rivers Are High And Muddy

    JRWFishing
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
    One of the biggest challenges that springtime trout fishermen face are high and muddy water conditions in the rivers and streams that they fish. I know this because I have been fishing for trout, primarily in rivers, for almost 30 years and experience this problem first hand every single year. The winter finally breaks, the weather begins to warm up, and I start to ache for being on the river like an alcoholic aches for a beer after a twelve hour shift on the factory floor. Then I get down to my favorite trout river, only to discover that the river is running high and muddy, which can make…
  • Have You Ever Heard of a Blue Rainbow Trout?

    JRWFishing
    29 Mar 2014 | 5:22 am
      If you give me a choice I will choose to fish for native trout (which means a trout that was born or   lived a majority of its life in the water in which it is caught), but the truth of the matter is that what I end up fishing for many times are rainbow trout that have been stocked into the waterway that I am fishing.   Stocked trout generally don't fight as hard and are much less wary than their native cousins, but are nonetheless the trout that I sometimes have to fish for if I want to go trout fishing.  Well, in Pennsylvania they are stocking a new strain of…
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    Big Fishing

  • Bass of 2014

    Randall Pruitt
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    So I have been bass fishing for prespawn bass and nothing seems to be biting at all. I caught 1 bass on a bass pro shop jerkbait in xxx shad color. I caught another on a small white marabou jig under a bobber in 1/8 oz.Water temps were in the low 50s both times. I have attempted topwater with no luck even after the warm weather has brought water temps up. Will continue to update as things get better.
  • First Striper

    Randall Pruitt
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    Caught my first striper yesterday morning. I havent posted in a while and I do apologize to my followers and readers. I've been kind of busy with life. Anyway I finally snagged a small striper in lake lanier. While fishing for crappie using the multi colored 1/16 oz jig               ( pictured below ) under a pear bobber at 3 ft a striper grabbed it. Water temps are in the 50s and air temps were in the 50s also that morning with wind in all directions.
  • Crab Fishing 101

    Randall Pruitt
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Do you like crab? Who doesn't!?ABOUT I am going to tell you about a website/blog that has tons of information regarding crab. This includes:* Crab Dip recipes - cold, warm, and imitation(My favorite is the Cream Cheese Crab Dip) * Crab Facts including baits, how to prepare them, and much more!* Crab Fishing GuideTESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE SITE beto machado August 28, 2013, 1:00 am # Reply Hi tanis, i love crabs. Fantastic web site  Rebeccadonicus October 3, 2013, 8:44 pm # Reply Crabaca likes crabs and Tanis and the crabs she cooks. Best crabby web site I have ever seen! So, if you…
  • Crappie Ready

    Randall Pruitt
    27 Feb 2014 | 1:21 am
    Crappie fishing is some of the best panfish to catch and eat! My setup for crappie is a Daiwa Laguna spinning reel spooled up with Crappie Max 6 lb camouflage line on a Daiwa Laguna soft tip rod. The soft tip keeps pressure from pulling the hooks from the crappie's paper mouth.Some of the brands of lures and jigs I use are pictured below. I've found the best sizes are 1/16 and lower for crappie. Color of lures and jig heads depend on water clarity and depth.Sliders are in white/chartreuse a very effective color.These white spoiler shad made by Creme are effective on crappie as well as…
  • Taurus TCP

    Randall Pruitt
    11 Feb 2014 | 1:23 pm
    My new concealed carry, the Taurus TCP. This small gun is a great pocket pistol chambered in 380 ACP. I picked it up and loaded it with Hydrashok Federal Hollowpoints. It's great for the person with small hands and wants a gun to carry concealed all the time. It weighs about 11 oz loaded and 8.2 oz unloaded.It's a Double Action Only with a long trigger pull. With the regular magazine I could only get my middle and ring finger around the grip.I added a Pearce mag extension and got a much better grip without sacraficing concealement.For a great economical firearm with a lifetime warranty,…
 
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  • Cape Cod Fishing Video Report | April 19

    Ryan Collins
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Click this link to browse all of this past week’s Cape Cod fishing reports The post Cape Cod Fishing Video Report | April 19 appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • The Herring Are Here On Cape Cod, And The Bass Aren’t Far Behind…

    Ryan Collins
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    I spent a morning this week visiting many of Cape Cod’s herring runs. Driving from herring run to herring run is a spring tradition that I share with many eager and enthusiastic Cape Cod fishers. The great news is that many of the Cape’s herring runs are chock-full of river herring. It’s awesome to see so many herring returning to spawn and I feel it bodes well for spring striper fishing here on the Cape. I would expect schoolie stripers to start appearing along Cape Cod’s coastline any day now, and I myself hope to catch one this weekend. In this post we’ll…
  • Cape Cod Sea Run Trout Fishing Report

    Ryan Collins
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    There exists on Cape Cod a fish which eludes most saltwater fishermen for the entirety of their lives. Even anglers who specifically target this fish, expect to make 1,000 or more, well placed casts, before ever generating a bite. I am not referring to the super elusive giant bluefin tuna, which will soon roam the deep basins off Cape Cod’s coast. I’m not talking about moby cow stripers either. Cape Cod’s “fish of a thousands casts” is relatively small, resides in calm and clear streams. rivers and tidal creeks and can be caught using the lightest of tackle. The…
  • Keeper Striped Bass Cape Cod Fishing Report

    Ryan Collins
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Man was it nice to be outside this weekend. I hope you were able to enjoy this fantastic weather! After hearing a rumor about a keeper striped bass being weighed in at a one of our local Cape Cod bait and tackle shops, I decided I had to investigate. I felt my odds of success would increase due to the warm weather. Regardless I would need effort, patience and a whole lot of luck to find one of these incredibly rare 40 inch holdover stripers.   The post Keeper Striped Bass Cape Cod Fishing Report appeared first on My Fishing Cape Cod.
  • MFCC Podcast Session 012: Stripers, Trout & Preparing Your Boat Engine For Spring

    Ryan Collins
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    In this session of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast we’ll talk about stripers and what to expect this coming week. In addition we’ll also discuss Cape Cod’s freshwater scene-in particular the trout bite. But first I interview marine technician Paul Parker from Eagle Marine about how to prepare your boat engine for this spring. If you own a boat, are a member of Freedom Boat Club, or are thinking of purchasing a boat then this interview will be extremely valuable to you. More specifically, in this podcast you’ll find out about: What you can do right now to help ensure that…
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    Truttablog

  • With the dew still on it.

    trutta99
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Do you remember that scene from “a River runs through it” where the camera swoops across a  rocky ridge, and reveals the two boys running across the open grasslands? Here in the KZN midlands, our landscape, notwithstanding its beauty, is lined and dotted with trees. Not only trees of course, there are fence-lines and farmhouses and roads too, but the trees are significant. Early writings by explorers in this area reveal the extent to which this place was a sea of grass. A world with the dew still on it:  there are still patches to be cherished. I read somewhere a report from a…
  • Troutless in Africa

    trutta99
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    On Friday,  as I lowered the back door of the aircraft, turned and reversed down the steps onto the tarmac,  I felt cool dry April afternoon air swirl around me and lift my spirits. I had come home.  Home to Southern mountains,  to prospects of winter frost,  to Trout,  and good coffee. I had left behind sticky Mozambique,  with it’s potholes,  humidity,  train ambushes and sugarcane.  I had left behind Tanzania’s red earth rivers,  it’s bribes and mosquitoes.  I had left behind Lusaka’s dust,  incomplete buildings,  and broken machinery.  We had…
  • The Secretary

    trutta99
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:45 am
    Look at those long legs!   Have you ever had the privilege of watching a secretary bird tackling a poisonous snake? It is quite something to watch!  Enough to cause me to pause a while and watch these things strutting around in the veld, in the hopes of seeing it again.   (From David Bygott, ”Silly Birds” , Zimbabwe) Clearly I was not the only one to make this association about the leggy secretary!Filed under: Waterside birdlife Tagged: poisonous snakes, secretary, secretary bird
  • Journeys through the journal (6)

    trutta99
    20 Mar 2014 | 2:23 am
    I don’t remember what the occasion was, but a number of us had been invited up to Bill Duckworth’s Trout syndicate at the top end of the Dargle Valley. We were staying over at the “Opera House” , and it was a colourful gathering to say the least. I vaguely remember that the band of merry fishermen included Jim Read, Mike Harker, Henry Aucock, Bill Duckworth, Trevor Sweeney, Hugh Huntley, and myself. There may have been others. It was October of 1995. Spring had sprung, and I remember a  cool wind across short green veld, some of which still bore traces of ash from the winter burn. I…
  • Father & Son, Camera & Oils

    trutta99
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:51 pm
                  Filed under: Photography & Imagery Tagged: Andrew Fowler, DP Fowler, landscapes, oil paintings, oils, paintings of fly-fishermen, photography, photos
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    Fly Fishing Reporter

  • [Video] What Would Hank Do: Pebble Mine Edition

    Ken Sperry
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    In this episode of What Would Hank Do (WWHD), Hank Patterson shares his profound thoughts on the proposed Pebble Mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay. Snap It! Hambone! Now that there is funny! [Video] What Would Hank Do: Pebble Mine Edition • Fly Fishing Reporter Related Articles: [WWHD] What to DO When Your Wife Ask You to Take Her Fishing [Video] Hank Patterson, Fly Fishing Guide Extraordinaire! [Video] How-to Tie a Baetis Mayfly Dun [How To] Make Rabbit Zonker Strips [Video] How to Catch and Release Trout the Right Way
  • Fly Tying: Biot Stonefly Nymph

    Ken Sperry
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    In this fly tying tutorial, Tim Cammisa discuss the procedures and techniques to tie the Biot Stonefly Nymph, while also giving an overview on stoneflies. The fly in this tutorial is variant of Scott Sanchez's "Biot Stone" and Curtis Fry's "Twitchy Chicken Stonefly." By combining key elements of both, the Biot Stonefly Nymph is a [...] Fly Tying: Biot Stonefly Nymph • Fly Fishing Reporter Related Articles: [Video] Little Black Stonefly by Hans Stephenson [Video] Tying a Winter Stonefly [Video] How to Tie a Baetis Spinner [Video] The Best Damn Wooly Bug [Video] Tying a Hot Wire Prince…
  • [Video] How to Tie an Olive Scud Nymph

    Ken Sperry
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Tim Cammisa provides a mini-dissertation on Scuds and demonstrates how to tie an Olive Scud Nymph in this fly tying video tutorial. If you fish limestone or 'Spring' creeks where scuds are prolific then you'll want to have a good supply of these nymphs on hand. Aside from showing the materials and methods for this [...] [Video] How to Tie an Olive Scud Nymph • Fly Fishing Reporter Related Articles: [Video] Hunchback Scud by Hans Stephenson [Fly Tying Video] Zonker Fly by Rich Strolis Make Easy Shrimp, Crab or Bug Eyes [Video] Tying a Czech Nymph [Video] The 3M Minnow by Rich Strolis
  • [Video] Scudmarine Steelhead Style Nymph

    Ken Sperry
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Gilbert Rowley from FlyTying123 shows us how to tie the Scudmarine, a very effective steelhead nymph pattern. It may not be well known that steelhead are fond of pink scud patterns, but apparently it's true (you did notice the beautiful steelhead at the beginning of the video, right?). Gilbert's good friend and Fly Fishing Team [...] [Video] Scudmarine Steelhead Style Nymph • Fly Fishing Reporter Related Articles: Simple Steelhead Flies [Tying] Steelhead Flies – Where to Start [Video] How to tie DeFrank’s Grim Reaper [Video] Salmonfly Time! Jay’s Total Domination Steelhead…
  • Dakota Angler & Outfitter – Spring Dry Fly Fishing 2014

    Ken Sperry
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Spring Fishing on Rapid Creek has been spectacular, as well as all throughout the rest of the Black Hills area! Dry Fly fishing has been nothing short of fantastic. Get out while it's good! Filmed and Edited by Ryan Gabert Music - Mystery Pills "Fashion Forward" Dakota Angler & Outfitter – Spring Dry Fly Fishing 2014 • Fly Fishing Reporter Related Articles: [Video] Tying a Tungsten G-String (San Juan) Worm Fly Fishing Abrams Creek – A Mountain Limestone Spring Creek New Jersey Trout Fishing Feature on Backwoods Angler TV 10th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival…
 
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    The Fiberglass Manifesto

  • Graywolf Rods - Build #264 - Ijuin-Rod

    Cameron Mortenson
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    This past week Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods finished fiberglass build #264 and it is a tricked out Ijuin-Rod 6'6" three weight.  This build features dark chestnut silk wraps, rattan with a bit of cork on the ends grip, and very fitting blued metal hardware.  Shane sold this one within minutes of it being posted on his website, but we can still admire the work.These little green Ijuin-Rod blanks are becoming quite the desired canvas for custom builders and it is very interesting how the shade of green of the blank can look warmer or cooler depending on the color of wraps done. …
  • Tributaries - Behind The Scenes

    Cameron Mortenson
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you seen Tributaries?  Either way, the making of video that was released on Orvis News is fun to watch. Check out the Tributaries website for more information on the film. RC Cone does some very impressive video work and this film is some of his best to date.Subscribe in a reader
  • Weekend Giveaway - Favorite Gierach?

    Cameron Mortenson
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are just a handful of fly fishing related writers that I've read just about everything they have ever put in print and John Gierach is one of them.  His books are always an enjoyable read and a tattered copy of Trout Bum has gone along on many a fly fishing trip stuffed in my backpack, read on a lazy afternoon in the hammock, or paged through on a cold evening in my chair.  His books will stand the test of time and he's a long standing character within fly fishing.  He continues to live the writer and trout bum lifestyle and has somehow figured out how to make it work for…
  • T.F.M. CupsCo Cups Have Arrived

    Cameron Mortenson
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yesterday morning I picked up a large and very heavy box packed full of CupsCo Retro Fly and Comrade stainless steel cups and I am really impressed with how they came out.  The cups are sturdy and the artwork printed exceptionally sharp.   If you're looking for a new favorite pint sized drinking cup then this just may be it.For all those that placed pre-orders, your cups will go in the mail early next week.  I did order quite a few extra and if anyone would still like to get one or a couple please let me know.The price for the T.F.M. CupsCo Retro Fly or Comrade cups is $15…
  • A Tight Loop - Spring 2014

    Cameron Mortenson
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The latest issue of a Tight Loop is live and full of Midwest fly fishing goodness of all sorts.  CHECK IT.Subscribe in a reader
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    anglerwise.com

  • Recommended Gear for Your Fly Fishing Trip

    AnglerWise
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Fly fishing is a pastime that has spawned quite the industry behind it. As such, there is no shortage of gear you can purchase for your fly fishing trip. But keep reading as we cover what you absolutely must have in order to make your trip a success. We’re not guaranteeing any huge catches; we’re... [[ follow the link to see the full post ]]
  • Selecting the Right Fly Lure

    AnglerWise
    27 Jan 2014 | 6:06 pm
    photo credit: Lonnie’s Life via photopin cc Everyone knows if you want to do a job right, it takes the right tools. When it comes to fly fishing, the most important tools you can bring to the table are the right lures. Keep reading to discover what you need to consider when selecting the... [[ follow the link to see the full post ]]
  • Fly Fishing vs. Conventional Lure Fishing

    AnglerWise
    5 Jan 2014 | 6:37 pm
    It’s difficult to observe someone fly fishing and not take an interest in what they’re doing. Between the solitude involved and the hypnotic motion of a fly fisherman’s rhythmic cast, it’s understandable that so many observers can’t wait to learn more. To better understand it, though, let’s take a... [[ follow the link to see the full post ]]
  • Fly Fishing Basics

    AnglerWise
    10 Dec 2013 | 11:26 pm
    If you’ve been ultralight fishing for a while and just need a change of pace, fly fishing might be the answer. Or if you’ve never been much for fishing, but you love the great outdoors and would like an activity that would help you enjoy it more, ultralight fly fishing may be just the ticket.... [[ follow the link to see the full post ]]
  • Catch and Release vs. Keep

    AnglerWise
    19 Nov 2013 | 7:23 pm
    There is always an ongoing heated debate on C & R (catch and release) within the ultralight fishing community. The debate usually centers on whether or not catch and release is better than just fishing for a meal. C & R is all about enjoying the outdoors and nature with the thrill of... [[ follow the link to see the full post ]]
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    The Angling Gazette

  • Bait Tech release Advanced Bait Solutions 3 DVD

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
      The much anticipated 3rd edition of Bait-Tech’s epic journey has arrived in store near you. Pick up your free DVD form your local shop and watch the guys at Bait-Tech take to action on some of Britain’s most popular venues. Some of the biggest names in the sport show you their tricks, tips and […]The post Bait Tech release Advanced Bait Solutions 3 DVD appeared first on The Angling Gazette.
  • 35lb Common “Split Tail” Tamed on a Black Foam Zig Rig

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Solar team member Dale Turner’s landed one of his two target fish, a mid 30lb common known as Split Tale, as part of a 4-fiah haul from his Essex syndicate water. Using a small piece of black foam presented with a size 8 Solar Wide Gape hook, Dale enjoyed some of the best fishing he’s […]The post 35lb Common “Split Tail” Tamed on a Black Foam Zig Rig appeared first on The Angling Gazette.
  • Take A Friend Fishing for FREE 18th – 27th April 2014

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
      The TAKE A FRIEND FISHING campaign, organised and run by the Angling Trades Association, is back to encourage parents, grandparents and friends to take the time over the Easter break to give family members and friends the chance to have a go at fishing. And burn off some calories after all of those Easter […]The post Take A Friend Fishing for FREE 18th – 27th April 2014 appeared first on The Angling Gazette.
  • Carp Tips: The Science of fishing the Zig Rig

    Ben Ward
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    As the air and indeed, water temperatures are on the increase at the moment, you will notice many established carp anglers start using Zig rigs. In the right hands the Zig is an extremely effective method of catching carp, especially during the daylight hours.  But why do they use it? And why is it so effective? Depth […]The post Carp Tips: The Science of fishing the Zig Rig appeared first on The Angling Gazette.
  • Carp Close In: How Fishing the Margins can boost your catch rate

    Robyn Moult
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Like most people, I have a local lake which I fish as much for convenience as I do for what I can catch there. Its a 10 minute drive away, so an ideal location for an afternoon/evenings fishing. Its not a huge place,  about 2 acres with a depth that varies in places to that of […]The post Carp Close In: How Fishing the Margins can boost your catch rate appeared first on The Angling Gazette.
 
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