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Theriault Family Farm- by Vern-O

Theriault Family Farm- by Vern-O

As you travel North from Bangor, Maine the exits get fewer, the mountains get taller, and the speed limit signs on the interstate read 75 mph. In the shadow of Mount Katahdin lies a small town known as Stacyville, Maine.

New England- photo essay by Bryan Crumpler

New England- photo essay by Bryan Crumpler

Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. All on the docket for a six state 4 day tour. A lot of driving, a lot of breweries, and a lot of rivers to travel over wondering “Should this be the one I stop to fish?”

Key West Harbor needs your help!

Key West Harbor needs your help!

There is a storm brewing in Key West. But this is no Hurricane or tropical storm. The proposed idea to dredge and widen the Key West Harbor to allow Mega Cruise ships to dock. A group of concerned group of guides -The Lower Keys Guides Association – has taken a strong stance against this proposed […]

Hatches 2012: The Rio Grande Cichlid – Dots And The Painted Popper by Ronald Braud

Hatches 2012: The Rio Grande Cichlid – Dots And The Painted Popper by Ronald Braud

My fly fishing club holds a monthly fly tying session. One of the first ones I attended covered the construction of balsa pencil poppers. The session leader provided class members three metal rods to paint eyes on the poppers made during the class. The rods worked well for the No. 4 and larger cupped poppers […]

Passing the Spey Torch- By Josh Mills

Passing the Spey Torch- By Josh Mills

A few years ago, I looked at my buddies who tossed bombs with their spey rods and thought to myself, “good gawd, that looks complicated.” Until they passed the spey torch to me.

Join the “Save Bristol Bay” Sportsmen’s Challenge

Join the “Save Bristol Bay” Sportsmen’s Challenge

Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay program has been offered a challenge grant from a major supporter for efforts to protect Bristol Bay. For every dollar donated by individuals and businesses from now through December 31st, our supporter will match the donation (up to $200,000). All donations will go directly to Trout Unlimited’s work to protect Bristol Bay’s fish, wildlife and renewable resources from the risks posed by Pebble.

IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) Show 2012- Part 2

IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) Show 2012- Part 2

The IFTD is the largest gathering of the Fly Fishing Industry… Check out Part 2 of the stuff that caught our eye.

IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) Show 2012- Part 1

IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) Show 2012- Part 1

The IFTD is the largest gathering of the Fly Fishing Industry… Check out Part 1 of the stuff that caught our eye.

Hatches 2012: Irish Wet Flies by Bob Petti

Hatches 2012: Irish Wet Flies by Bob Petti

Since I started fishing and tying flies, there has been a constant rumor that wet flies are enjoying a resurgence in America. There have been magazine articles, of course, but there have also been a few quite popular and influential books, particularly those by Dave Hughes and Sylvester Nemes. In 2000, Paul Schmookler dropped a […]

Hatches 2012: The Clapping Crab by Barry Ord Clarke

Hatches 2012: The Clapping Crab by Barry Ord Clarke

When I designed my Clapping Crab, the first thing I considered was the basic shape of the creature — two large protruding claws and a flat, oval-shaped body. To match these traits, I used what I call the “LCD” design method. Those of you unfamiliar with this method need only draw a circle and a […]

Hatches 2012: Stalcup Style Flies by Sasa Stosic

Hatches 2012: Stalcup Style Flies by Sasa Stosic

He was very young when he had his first fly fishing experience, and he quickly expanded his interest into creating flies to fish with. Blessed with exceptional talent, enormous powers of observation and a refined sense of color, he soon began to create innovative patterns that solved many of the problems he encountered with standard-issue […]

Artist- Brad McMinn

Artist- Brad McMinn

A South Carolina native living in Ashville NC, Brad’s unique paintings, art stickers, and shirts are making a splash around the country. With a strong influence from both fresh and salt, there is something for everyone

Birth of the Bat Wings- by Vern-O

Birth of the Bat Wings- by Vern-O

This has it all, from creation to a fish on the bank, the story of the Bat Wing. Be sure to watch the 2 part video tutorial as well.

Hatches 2012: The Only by John McCoy

Hatches 2012: The Only by John McCoy

When Lewis fishes for trout, chances are he has a nymph tied to his tippet. Nine times out of 10, it will be a particular nymph, a pattern he developed more than nine years ago. Lewis uses the nymph so often his father nicknamed it “the Only,” short for “the only nymph Joe will use.” […]

Hatches 2012: The Crowd Surfer Stone by Clint Goodman

Hatches 2012: The Crowd Surfer Stone by Clint Goodman

For three days it rained, with constant clouds and freezing temps at night. Days were muggy and warm, and I swore nothing was going to dry in time for the drive home. OK, so it wasn’t like I was camping under the open sky being drenched by tears of the gods. But, cabin or no […]

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