Nymphing has been maligned by fly fishermen as going to “The Dark Side” for years. Let’s face it, when most of us were drawn to the sport, watching an indicator(i.e. bobber) for hours on end never came into our minds. But unfortunately
Early summer mornings or the frosty dawn in fall signal an insatiable urge in many fly fishermen to awaken. Steelhead instinctively are currently migrating to the river of their birth. These mythical fish bring dreams, hopes and confusion with them
Perception of fly fishermen by the rest of the sporting world is loosely based on stereotypes and mythos. The days of the old man in a tweed hat standing knee deep in a Montana stream daintily casting a butt-heavy chunk of bamboo have gone the way
Fly fishing is the joyful enigma of all outdoor pursuits. There are so many esoteric nuances, large and small, that anglers must master to be happy and successful in their piscatorial pursuits. Fly selection, casting and selecting the proper fly rod
The advent of the disc drag in fly reels changed how anglers fished forever. There was no more need to palm the reel. The days of the archaic spring and pawl fly reel screaming out of control succumbed to technology, coming to an inglorious end.
If you ask most fly fishermen how they choose their rods, reels and fly lines they will usually give you one of two answers. “My dad uses or used this brand” or “My friends use this brand” are by far the most common ways that someone comes