Justin Johnson

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Why The Best Flies Are Home Brews

There are reasons why some fly patterns sell by the thousands of dozens every year. The Copper John, arguably the most popular nymph pattern on the …

Star Wars R2-D2 USB Car Charger

No need to go to Tosche Station<p>R2 units: is there anything those little guys can't do? While we don't yet have the technology in this quadrant of the …

A Beginner Fly Fisherman’s Primer

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Fly fishing gets a funny response from a lot of people. They know it’s a storied sport of some kind, and they respect it — but they</i> …

An Office Runs Through It: What Fly Fishing Can Teach About Management

A river is not an office, but the lessons learned there can be translated into any office. As one who has spent many hours in both rivers and management, I often felt I learned less about management from textbooks and more from flowing water and the behavior of fish.<p>Like most fly fisherman I’ve …

The Muddler Minnow: Best Fly for Fall Trout

If I had to pick one trout fly for anywhere in the country now, it would be an easy choice: the Muddler Minnow. This pattern (and its cousins) can be …

Tying With Marabou

Tying with marabou is one of the most beautiful, useful natural materials available to fly tiers. Use it to tie leech imitations, Woolly Buggers, …

Purple and Blue Flies: Bogus on Top but Deadly Below the Surface

Sometimes it's good to break up the winter doldrums by going out to lunch with a guide buddy. Which is exactly what I did yesterday with John …

Spring Fling: Tying the Clouser Minnow

<i>Photo by Gorman Studio</i><p>I can feel it coming, like a shad senses spring freshets trickling into the sea. Scientists have a word for this seasonal …

Holiday Spirit: Fly Patterns With Easter Grass

Back in January, I posted a news story about Sister Carol Anne Corely, who is a long-time fly tier and trout fisherman. She also teaches the kids at …

Best Baits: 15 Top Lures For Pike and Muskie Fishing

Tube Baits: A Bass Fishing Lure For All Seasons

Bass Tube Kit<p>One of the most productive lures used for bass fishing in all seasons are tube lures.<p>They work great and they are so easy to use that …

Swimbait Plans for Alpha Crappie - In-Fisherman

Not far from civilization there’s this little gem of a crappie lake—a small waterbody we call the Bee Hive. It houses some of the largest, angriest …

Drop Shot Retrieves for Smallmouth Bass - In-Fisherman

Drop and wobble. Sits there. Boing, boing, boing. Whoopee. Anchor up. Could be a while. Drop-shot rigs. Not really boring so much as stationary. …

Wacky Worm Fishing for Bass

Wide Gap Hook and Jig Wacky Rigs<p>Many new bass anglers are constantly on the look-out for different bass fishing lures and methods for rigging them. …