I hope everyone has great Thanksgiving plans! This is our annual holiday gift guide. The blog team has pulled together items that we think have been particularly awesome. Some are old items, but most are new to our list. Feel free to forward to friends and family! As you know, we donate 100% of our
These flies work, and these rivers produce. Links are below. Note that these are all amply-stocked waters that many already visit and about which much information already has been published. I’ve found that many rivers are sub-par. I track in my fishing journal what fly patterns work on which waters. So, the links below are
The Sparkle Caddis Emerger is far from a new fly. Developed around 1974 by Gary Lafontaine, it’s a pattern that has been fished successfully in hundreds of waters around the world. Yet despite its effectiveness, it is often ignored in favor of “sexier” bugs. For years, a couple of gaudy Sparkle Caddis Emergers sat dormant
I watched the video below with great interest and decided then and there what my fishing plan would be the next day: streamers! With flows higher and a forecast for wind and rain, I readied for a fall outing. I tied up some favorite streamers and readied my seven-weight and my Thomas and Thomas Avantt.
“On the Bow: Love, Fear, and Fascination in the Pursuit of Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit” is a fantastic saltwater fly-fishing book written by Bill Horn and released in 2021. It is in the vein of the also fantastic 2020 release “Lords of the Fly: Madness, Obsession, and the Hunt for the World Record Tarpon” by