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Arbor Knot

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In fly-fishing the Arbor Knot is used to secure the backing to the spool. It works with braided backing as well as mono and gelspun.

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Dry Fly Fishing Tips

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During almost every fishing trip I learn something new. It may be something that I pick up from a fellow fly fisher, something that I learn from making a mistake, or it might be that a light suddenly goes on … Continue reading

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Non-slip Loop Knot

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Use this loop knot to tie your fly on and leave it loose for maximum action. As the name implies, once you’ve eased the knot tight, unlike the Duncan Loop, this loop cannot be adjusted. The Non-slip Loop works well with … Continue reading

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Winter Trout

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As water temperatures cool and the winter season looms, the prospect of fantastic winter sport with rainbow trout is fixed firmly in my mind. At this time of year, many anglers turn to lures to tempt fish feeding aggressively on … Continue reading

Fall Trout & the Generalists

Fall Trout & the Generalists

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Fall Trout & the Generalists, sounds like a band emanating from 60′s psychedelia, but actually, I’m getting at something a little more profane than that, or do I mean less!? Autumn is a time of mixed blessings. Seasonal rainfall sets … Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

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The editor looks at the patterns and techniques needed to catch when the fish turn on crane flies. Though crane flies appear sporadically throughout the fishing season, late summer sees the peak of emergence. And while the small numbers seen in … Continue reading

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Carping: Fly Fishing’s Crack (Part 1)

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Trout, Fry, & Stillwater

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All you need do, is make a drag free presentation down the appropriate feeding line. “Yeh, I know, that’s no mean feat!” All the same, a fry feeder can behave in so many ways that presentation and pattern selection are even less straightforward. If you’re up to the challenge, I think you’ll find the rewards worth your while. Continue reading

The Caddis Hatch

The Caddis Hatch

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The Sedge, or caddis as it is known to many, is of interest to the river angler through all of its lifecycle, from larva, through pupa, to adult. Now, I like nothing more than taking fish on an upstream dry … Continue reading