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Eight Reasons You Miss Turkeys

newsroom/Downloads/Hunting7_print.jpg)_<p>Until you miss a wild turkey, you wonder how anyone ever manages to whiff a shot at one. A turkey presents a …

12 Tiny Nymphs that Always Seem to Get the Job Done

Rainbow trout falls for a tiny attractor midge larva. Photo Louis Cahill<p>I used to shy away from fishing tiny nymphs during my rookie years of fly …

Pro Tips: Top 10 Nymphs for When Trout Aren’t Keying on Anything Specific

Written by: Bryan Eldredge<p>Higa’s S.O.S., tied super big and heavy, is a great point fly. <i><br>photo by Bryan Eldredge</i><p>Sometimes, trout in rivers don’t seem …

How to Train a Bird Dog in Your Living Room

<i>Photo by Denver Bryan/Images on the Wildside</i><p>Not too long ago many trainers believed that bringing a young gun dog in the house would ruin its nose …

Best Shotgun Loads for Your Style of Turkey Hunting

<i>Photos by Luke Nilsson</i><p>Not everybody hunts spring turkeys the same way, so one load isn't going to be perfect for everybody. Here's how to pick the …

Turkey Hunting: How Close is Too Close?

Our youth turkey season opened a few weeks ago, and I heard three reports from friends who had taken kids into the field. Three kids had shots at …

How to Make a Turkey Cape Display

You want to remember a special gobbler from a special turkey hunt, but you're not quite ready to fork over the grand for a full-body mount. A turkey …

Basic Entomology For Fly Fishing

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Fly Fishing

Flyfishing Travel: The Next Best Trout Lodge in Patagonia

If you want to catch astoundingly large rainbow trout--sometimes several in one day--and you're willing to travel (almost literally) to the end of …

Is Duck Dynasty Good for Hunting?

What is the effect of Duck Dynasty's runaway popularity on hunting? On a few of the waterfowl boards I lurk, people are quick to point a finger at …

Pick Your Favorite Buffalo Rifle—for Deer

I must've watched Matthew Quigley exact hell from afar on Aussie bad guys 50 times as a kid. Sure, some of his exploits with that big Sharps rifle in …

Everything I Know About Upland Hunting I Learned In Driver's Ed

People sometimes ask me "Phil, why are you such a deadly shot on upland birds?" Well, okay, they don't really ask me that, not even after they have …

Sight Fishing: A Few Tips for Casting to Spooky Trout

Anglers often forget that a trout's eyes are on the sides of its head and not pointing forward, like human eyes. Thus, the fish's peripheral vision …

Umpqua Feather Merchants

Three Big-Streamer Tactics For Giant Fall Browns

<b>You're not after just any trout. You want "the one," the biggest brown in the river. Here are three ways to get him.</b><p><i>Illustration by Mike Sudal</i><p><b>Creep</b> …

Videos

Fly Tying and Fly Fishing : The Lemon Lime Bugger

Wooly Bugger<p>By Curtis Fry<p>at : 8:07 AM<p>10 Comments<p>Print This Post<p>A Tribute to Dennis Brakke<p>For anyone that's been around the Rocky Mountain states for …

Fly-Tying Tips from Tightline Productions

Nearly every week, we are treated to the brilliant fly-tying videos from Tightline Productions. Here’s an excellent video from Tim Flagler that …

Video Pro Tip: How to Remove a Fish Hook from Your Skin

We’ve posted several videos on this subject, but it’s always fun to see a new one. (Does that make me a sadist?) What’s important is the that the …

Fishing

Fishing Central Great Magnetic Fly Box

TIPS<p>FLY FISHING<p>Posted Nov 17, 2013<p>Since some fishing seasons are over and ice fishing isn’t here yet, lets make some gear.<p>Here’s a way to make a nice …

Fishing

How Cold is Too Cold for Fly Fishing?

Everyone has their limits. It appears that Romano's and mine might be a little less aggressive than most when it comes to fly fishing in cold …

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Drift Boats in Florida

<i>Where teamwork and paddle craft meet.</i><p><i>A Western river-style drift boat on a Florida bass lake? What’s wrong with this picture, or, what’s right? Two</i> …

Classic Pro Tips: 8 Must-Have Flies for Winter Fishing

Written by: The staff of Trouts Fly Fishing<p>We are very fortunate in Colorado that we have the opportunity to fish 365 days a year. And though we are …

Texas expected to dismiss Brown; Saban-to-Horns rumor shot down

The Mack Brown era looks to be nearing its end, but there is nothing new on the Nick Saban-to-Texas front.<p>Mack Brown is expected out as the head …