Monday, August 15, 2022

First Look: The Best New Flies, Gear, and Accessories from IFTD 2022

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The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show returned last week to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the first time since 2019. The American Fly Fishing...

F&S Fly of The Week: The Klinkhamer Special

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A strike at the surface is one of the most exciting moments in fishing. This is so true in fly-fishing that some anglers won’t...

F&S Fly of The Week: Lady in Waiting (Joro Spider)

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As word spread of a new spider colonizing the states of the southeastern seaboard, it seemed only a matter of time before someone tied...

How to Fish 6 Must-Have Soft Hackle Flies

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If you find yourself stumped by picky trout with any regularity, there’s a time-tested family of patterns that you’re probably not using enough. Enter...

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...

The Season: Louisiana Redfish Rodeo

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“The Season” is a new online column from F&S editor-at-large T. Edward Nickens. You can also follow Nickens’s adventures on Instagram @enickens. And you can read about his adventures in...

F&S Fly of the Week: Takayama Kebari

What happens when you tie the hackle on a wet fly backward—that is, leaning out over the eye of the hook, rather than leaning...

F&S Fly of The Week: Meyer’s Mini Leech

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In more than 30 years of fly-fishing for trout, I’ve never seen a leech. Maybe I don’t fish where leeches live, although that seems...

The Ultimate Sight-Fishing Adventure: How to Catch Tailing Redfish During Flood Tides

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Every spring, anglers flock to salt marshes in the South in pursuit of redfish. The popular game fish feast on fiddler crabs during the...

F&S Fly of The Week: The Clouser Deep Minnow

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We’ve begun hearing welcome reports of striped bass being caught in coastal rivers in the Northeast. The first fly that many striper addicts will...

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