Skills

Flyline Tapers

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Or, no, that's not just an expensive piece of string

Hardy Marksman Rods

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, Scott's X2S saltwater rod, and a waterproof fly box

All You Need for Smallies

  • By: Chad Mason

It's time to gear up for this season's smallmouth action

Thread Flies

  • By: Tee Clarkson
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

I love an intricate fly as much as the next guy, but I have also found that sometimes the difficult patterns don't catch as many fish as the simple, easy ones...

Is Your Fly Rod Too Fast?

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Plus, avoiding tailing loops, and an angler's fear of failure

Trapped Hackles

  • By: A. K. Best

There's one step where hackling can go horribly awry. Here's how to avoid problems.

The After-Burner Wing

  • By: Darrel Martin

How to make perfect CDC mayfly wings every time

A New Tie in Town

  • By: Darrel Martin

Hot new tying materials, and how to use them

A Diet of Worms

  • By: Chad Mason

A defense of the San Juan Worm in two variations

The Black Nose Dace

  • By: A. K. Best

A weighted streamer for the early season