The Fly(fish)ing Nun

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Who wrote the first angling book?; When floating lines sink

Maintenance Check

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Caring for reels, waders & fly lines

Streamer Strategies

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Plus, rod "tracking" and "tip-bounce" defined; A brief history of catch-and-release

Road Kill Questions

  • By: Darrel Martin
  • and Buzz Bryson

Dealing-or not-with the "raw" materials of fly-tying; balancing a rod & reel

Please Don't Stand So Close To Me!

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

On-stream etiquette tips to help you avoid that 'back-in-high-school' feeling

Cause And Effect

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

I'll occasionally see a reference to "overlining" or "underlining" a rod. What is the practical effect of casting a line one line-weight heavier than the rod is designated for? And what is the effect of casting a line one size smaller than the rod? The answer depends not only on the designated weights

Explosive Combinations

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

I have heard that you should not mix nylon leaders and tippet material with fluorocarbon leaders and tippet. Is this true, and if so, why? I think the combination becomes explosive if placed in water... Seriously, mixing fluorocarbon and regular nylon can be a problem, but no more so than mixing two

Do-It-Yourself Dilemmas

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Topics: Testing home-built rods for the proper line-weight recommendation; probably better to enroll wife in fly-fishing school than teach her yourself; teaching your kids to fly-fish could create memories cherished for a lifetime

Too Old to Fly-Fish?

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Topics: "Tips on not popping your tippet while getting the fish on the reel, information on the practical differences between 8-ft. and 9-ft. rods, when is one too old to start fly-fishing?"

Sex and the Single Angler

  • By: Buzz Bryson
  • and Paul Guernsey

Topics: "How to determine a fly line's weight, tying a double-loop weed guard on a bass fly using Mason hard mono, advise on how to ""hook up"" with single female anglers."