Skills

The Trout Ring

  • By: Jeremie Hollman
Hooked up to an Elk River bull trout

An encounter with a bull trout leads to a disappointing midcurrent loss.

Staying on Top

  • By: Darrel Martin
Modern flotants include pastes  gels  liquids  powders  beads and fumes

Keep your flies floating where the fish want them by using today's flotants in the most effective ways.

The Winged Beetle

  • By: A. K. Best
WingedBeetle

Every beetle I've ever seen on the water has its wing tips visible just behind the shell back halves. This usually amounts to about 25 percent of the insect's total silhouette. Yet all the beetle patterns I see in catalogs and in fly shops have no wing tips showing. I think it's

Wye's Drift Indicator for Nymph Fishing

  • By: Yasuo Wye Yoshida
Learn quot the perfect world quot drift scenario with Wye s Drift Indicator

Begin perfecting the dead drift with this breakthrough new fly-fishing system.

Estimating Tarpon Weight Formula

  • By: Jerry Ault

A marine scientist shares his scientific paper on estimating the weight of tarpon

Biot Hendrickson

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I have taught this pattern in a number of fly-tying classes for my Eastern friends, and all agree-it's a killer.

Angler Flotation Devices

  • By: Beau Beasley
A pontoon boat is stable  easy to maneuver and keeps the angler out of the water

Don't stand on shore and miss the action-launch out to the fish.

From The Heartland's Hottest Hatches June 2008

  • By: Chad Mason

Additional Patterns for May Mayfly Hatches

By Hand, or By Net?

Plus finding the right Spey-casting lines, and more weighty matters.