February 2018

Commentary Philosophy

Front-Ended: Can We Stop Doing this to Each Other?

February 23, 2018

There are two types of people who will front end you on the river: the rookie who honestly and innocently doesn’t understand on-stream protocol and the guy who knows…

Stories Tips/Tactics

Fly Fishing Strategies: No Limits — Fish every type of weight available

February 21, 2018

Do you use weighted flies or split shot? It’s a common question with a flawed premise. Why choose? Why limit yourself to one or the other? And why use…

Fifty Tips Tips/Tactics

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #30 — The best-laid plans of fishers and men often go awry

February 18, 2018

One of the particular joys of fishing is the preparation, the planning, thinking and dreaming of what may come on the next trip to the river. We tie flies,…


Fly Fishing Strategies — The Add-On Line

February 16, 2018

Adding a second fly to the tippet section usually improves your chances of fooling a trout. Sure, there are times when the precision of just one fly is an…

Commentary Philosophy Stories

Angler Types in Profile: The Rookie

February 13, 2018

Sam surprised me.

“Let’s do it,” he blurted out when I answered the phone. “Let’s go fly fishing.”

The way Sam spoke the sentence was already awkward, as though he was…