Tuesday, December 6, 2022

F&S Fly of the Week: The Chaos Hopper

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Sure, it’s springtime, and we trout addicts are mostly focused on aquatic insects. But before you can say “terrestrial,” it will be high summer,...

How to Plan Your Striper Season Now and Catch More Fish Later

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It doesn’t matter if you’re throwing flys or plugs—if you want to catch more stripers this season, or catch the fish of a lifetime,...

Q&A: Custom Net-Maker Tina Lewis Talks Art, Music, and Fly Fishing

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Field & Stream caught back up with Tina Lewis, proprietor of The Wayward Trading Post, whom we featured in a story earlier this year....

Breaking: Invasive Smallmouth Bass Caught Within Spitting Distance of Yellowstone National Park

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On February 19, 2022, a fly fisherman caught a smallmouth bass at the confluence of the Gardner and Yellowstone Rivers—less than half of a...

The Season: Spring Bling

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What’s curious about shad flies is that no one is convinced that migrating shad even eat the dang things. At least, not this time...

F&S Fly of the Week: The Bucktail Deceiver

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The Bucktail Deceiver is my go-to fly for the beaches and inlets of the Atlantic coast. It’s a good general imitation of a menhaden,...

Video: How to Preserve a Squirrel Pelt For Fly Tying

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Squirrels might be the ultimate critter. They are fun to hunt, taste amazing, and their fur is extremely useful. Squirrel tails and pelts in...

F&S Fly of The Week: The Blowtorch

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If Devin Olsen puts a fly in his Top 5, you would be well advised to do the same. Obsessed with fly-fishing since his...

How I Fish: Dave Whitlock

Dave Whitlock casts in a local trout stream. F&S My parents fished bait or used very large wooden lures on metal baitcasting rods. That didn’t...

F&S Fly of the Week: Hackle-Winged Rusty Spinner

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A spinner fall is the driest of dry-fly fishing. It’s when trout aren’t watching for flies that swim up from the streambed, but rather...

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