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Video Tips: Advanced Casting Lessons from Carl McNeil

When New Zealand-based On the Fly Productions—husband-and-wife team Carl McNeil and Jeanie Ackley—released “Casts that Catch Fish” a few years ago, …

Top 5 Mistakes Fighting Big Fish

At Alaska West and BC West we see a lot of big fish fought by our guests – we’re talking steelhead and king salmon here. Sometimes our anglers do a …

Get Slinky With Your Indicator

Photo by Louis Cahill<p>By Johnny Spillane<p>As we get into fall and fish are becoming more selective and eating smaller bugs like tricos, fishing can …

Fishing

Mild Winter - What will it bring?

So far, we've escaped the worst of the winter. Whilst it might sound cold to some, we've missed the hoar frosts this year (no sadness about the …

ORVIS - Fly Casting Lessons - Adding Distance To Your Cast

Visiting anglers pay more to fish

International anglers will soon have to pay a third more than New Zealanders to fish in this country's rivers and lakes.<p>Fish and Game New Zealand …

One Good Cast

Casting Hoppers to Big Browns with a Superfine Touch

You know you’re doing something right when people send you unsolicited videos like this one. Dave Jensen, of Fly Fish Alberta, sent me a link to this …

Sunscreen Won't Save You

In an 83-page call to action released last week, the Surgeon General declared war on skin cancer. Rates are on the rise faster than those of any other cancer, he says, though he doesn’t know exactly why. One thing is for certain: to avoid becoming one of his scary stats, you can’t rely on …

Fly-Fish the Spring Creeks of Paradise Valley, Montana

See trip details for fly-fish the Paradise Valley spring creeks in Montana, one of 100 best American adventure trips from National Geographic.<p>According to Montana author Norman Maclean, the only pure way to catch a trout is on a dry fly. After all, in the first lines of his <i>A River Runs Through It</i>, …

Fly Tying and Fly Fishing : You Have Too Many Flies: 5 ways to cope

General Tying<p>By Curtis Fry<p>at : 11:23 AM<p>2 Comments<p>Print This Post<p>Don't resist the urge to purge<p>Row of chironomids in the "2nd team" box<p>Most fly …

Micro Managing: Tips For Catching Big Trout in the Middle of Summer

Photo by John Juracek_<p>Shortly after daybreak on a hot, grimy Montana morning, Pete Cardinal and I stood knee-deep in the Missouri River and watched …

The Fly Floatant Test-A Test/Review of Several of the Top Floatants | The Caddis Fly

Finding the best floatant is a common desire for the trout angler. The team at Troutster.com really did a phenomenal job with it’s analysis of …

Trout Polyleaders: A Secret Weapon for the Streamer Angler

I love to fish streamers, and on the Battenkill—where the number of trout per mile is relatively low—it’s the best way to cover a lot of water …

Things are not always as they seem

Sometimes things goes a way you did’nt expect them to do. Like for instance, you buy a new car and it breaks down after a week or the trout you …

Meanwhile Upstream – e01

In June I was visiting the river called “Laivabäcken”, together with Spade, Jonsson, Stefan and Hasse. I tried to do something with the footage, and …

Hunting & Fishing News & Reports | Fish & Game NZ

If you would like to sign up to receive the Weekly Fishing report, click here.<p>Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid …

Lake Levels Calculator

LAKE COMPARISON<p>Compare lake levels from previous …

Podcast: Ice Age Salmon with Jason Jagger

Season Nine, Episode Ten: Ice Age Salmon with Jason Jagger<p>34:20 (Right click to download or subscribe on iTunes)<p>Jason Jagger guides for salmon on …

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