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Pro Tips: How to “Jackknife” Your Streamer to Trigger Strikes

Pro Tips: How to “Jackknife” Your Streamer to Trigger Strikes

Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly A jackknifing action can trigger strikes from aggressive trout. Designing streamer patterns to perform a specific function is what makes fly tying and streamer fishing enjoyable. Some streamers will swim. Some patterns will jig. And some baitfish imitations will kick off to one side to mimic a dying or wounded baitfish. The right…

How to Tie: Stoned Pheasant Stonefly Nymph

How to Tie: Stoned Pheasant Stonefly Nymph

In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Brownsylvania ties a stonefly pattern that should be a staple pattern in every anglers fly box, the Stoned Pheasant Stonefly Nymph. Difficulty: Easy As we approach Spring, subsurface movement is inevitable. Warming waters will trigger more hatches, which in turn also make trout more active. Stoneflies are a top food…

Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Early-Season Smallmouth Success

Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Early-Season Smallmouth Success

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips The author’s son, Truman, with a fine early-season bronzeback.Photo by Kip Vieth Winter is the time to dream of warm summer days spent drifting down Midwestern rivers and watching the country’s largest smallmouth bass attack poppers. Those are great images to draw on, but when we do this, we are skipping perhaps the best…

Video Pro Tip: What to Do When You’re Snagged on the Bottom

Video Pro Tip: What to Do When You’re Snagged on the Bottom

If you’re fishing a nymph or a streamer, you often need to get your fly deep, where the fish are. Chances are, this means you’re going to get snagged on the bottom. One of my old fishing buddies always said, if you’re not getting snagged, you just aren’t deep enough. Here’s a useful video from Domenick Swentosky of Troutbitten, in…

My Favorite Creek – Flylords Mag

Every angler’s got one. A place that lives at the forefront of your mind’s off-season slideshow. A place that always lives up to its reputation. Mostly on account of it being, hackneyed as this may be…about more than just the fishing. You visit it more often than other places, or you may not visit it at all. It may be…

Questions with a Captain: Connor Barr

Questions with a Captain: Connor Barr

Community showers that might have hot water, basic electricity powered by a generator (so don’t forget to fill it), bears that prowl through camp at night, and sleeping in a wood and tarp tent for six months – these are just a few things that ensure that the guides up at Alaska’s Naknek River Camp never have a dull moment. After…

Nautilus Reels Announces New Factory, Forgoing IFTD

Nautilus Reels Announces New Factory, Forgoing IFTD

The folks over at Nautilus Reels sent out this press release on Wednesday, March 23, 2022: Nautilus Reels is pleased to announce that they recently relocated their headquarters to a new factory in Miami, Florida. Additionally, to keep up with high demand for their reels and get them to dealers sooner, Nautilus will forgo attending the 2022 International Fly Tackle…

Fishing Tips: Casting a Fly Rod

Fishing Tips: Casting a Fly Rod

Are you looking to learn or improve upon your fly casting technique? Check out this casting tutorial series from Mad River Outfitters. These short videos will have you casting like a pro in no time. Source link

Orvis Expands PRO Lineup

Orvis Expands PRO Lineup

The Orvis PRO lineup of gear is one of the most advanced and sophisticated currently on the market. Some of their stuff has made its way into my personal lineup of gear, and I’ll personally vouch for it. As expected, Orvis announced the release of new products to expand their existing PRO lineup. You can read all about the new…

2022 F3T Behind the Lens: Three Sheets

2022 F3T Behind the Lens: Three Sheets

Setting sail for 21 days in a country nobody on the crew has been to isn’t an adventure for the faint of heart. But that only encouraged Chris Kitchen and his crew to embark on the trip of a lifetime. With Captain Deadshot Danny helping lead the way the wild bunch got into a heavy handful of bonefish, tarpon, triggerfish,…