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Pro Tip: Know the Difference Between Dragons and Damsels
Pro Tip: Know the Difference Between Dragons and Damsels

Written by: Jason Cotta Dragonfly adults are beautiful, but they are not often available to fish because they are such strong fliers.Photo by Jason Cotta....

Classic Pro Tip: 15 Steps to Fishing a Mountain Trout Stream
Classic Pro Tip: 15 Steps to Fishing a Mountain Trout Stream

The key to catching lots of brookies from a mountain stream is to move fast and hit all the right spots.Photo by Sandy Hays The....

Video Pro Tips: How to Fish from a Drift Boat
Video Pro Tips: How to Fish from a Drift Boat

A while ago, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions headed out to the Yaak Valley--near Troy, Montana--to visit Tim and Joanne Linehan of Linehan Outfitting Co. Our two....

Video: How to Properly Pinch the Barb on a Fly Hook
Video: How to Properly Pinch the Barb on a Fly Hook

Did you ever pinch the barb on a fly, but when you catch a fish and go to remove the hook, it doesn't slide out....

Pro Tips: How to Unravel Your Leader Without Tangling It
Pro Tips: How to Unravel Your Leader Without Tangling It

Once you've chosen the right prepackaged leader (click here to see a video on how to do that), then you have to get it out....

Tom Rosenbauer’s Top Tips for Finding Your Own Small Trout Stream
Tom Rosenbauer’s Top Tips for Finding Your Own Small Trout Stream

Discovering a new stream is exciting, whether it pans out or not. We trout fly fishers yearn for a stream of our own, a place visited....

Video: How to Tie the Bird’s Nest Sulphur Emerger
Video: How to Tie the Bird’s Nest Sulphur Emerger

The Bird's Nest is a classic nymph tied by Californian Cal Bird almost 60 years ago. In this latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim....

Video: The Amazing Rainbows of Alaska’s Kvichak River
Video: The Amazing Rainbows of Alaska’s Kvichak River

Here's a wonderful video about the amazing rainbow trout of the Iliamna Lake system on the Alaska Peninsula. I guided in the region back in....

Classic Pro Tips: How to Fish Small Dry Flies in Low Light
Classic Pro Tips: How to Fish Small Dry Flies in Low Light

Most people have enough trouble fishing small dry flies without the added complication of gathering darkness. But trout often feed on small flies at dusk,....

Classic Video Tips: How to “Blue Line” to Find New Waters
Classic Video Tips: How to “Blue Line” to Find New Waters

Are you tired of fishing the same old places or finding yourself elbow-to-elbow with other anglers? The perhaps it's time to strike out on your....

Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer’s Mini-Leech
Video: How to Tie Landon Mayer’s Mini-Leech

Well known guide and author Landon Mayer's Mini Leech is a perfect expression of his theory about "non-escaping prey"--that is, trout food that can't swim....

Video Pro Tip: How to Fish Around Rocks and Logs
Video Pro Tip: How to Fish Around Rocks and Logs

The "cushion" of water in front of a midstream rock is good holding water for trout.Photo via howtoflyfish.orvis.com In this excerpt from the Orvis Fly....

Videos: How to Fish Dry Flies in Freestone Pools, Runs, and Pocketwater
Videos: How to Fish Dry Flies in Freestone Pools, Runs, and Pocketwater

Where The River Runs is a media group in New Mexico that specializes in fly-fishing videos. We've posted several of their productions in our Friday....

Pro Tips: Fishing Montana’s Smaller Trout Streams
Pro Tips: Fishing Montana’s Smaller Trout Streams

Written by: The Staff of Montana Angler It's not the Madison or the Yellowstone, but streams like this offer great fly fishing for trout.All photos....

Video: Hank Patterson Reviews Our Made-in-the-USA Nippers
Video: Hank Patterson Reviews Our Made-in-the-USA Nippers

You know, not everyone can make a four-and-a-half-minute video about a pair of nippers, but that's what makes Hank Patterson so special. We knew that....

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