Drop Shot Nymphing
Drop shot nymphing is a wonderfully effective tactic, but knowing how to apply and adapt it is key to finding success. George Daniel dives into the nitty gritty of this technique in his latest over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, which you can read here.
How to Cast to Very Spooky Trout
Dave and Amelia Jensen have put together a great Orvis-exclusive Master Class Monday episode, where they detail how to cast to very spooky trout. It's a great video ahead of the spring fishing season, and you can view the entire thing here.
A Case for Fishing Dry Flies
Ed Engle has a wonderful little story in a Boulder, CO newspaper, in which he makes the case for fishing dry flies. It's fun to catch big fish on nymphs, Engle says, but he gets the most joy these days from fishing dry flies. Coming from someone who helped popularize many new nymphing tactics, that's an interesting statement. You can read his story here.
Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp
If you're interested in getting after carp this year, then you need to read this story from Joe Cermele over in Outdoor Life. It's a fantastic guide to help you get started chasing carp. Find the complete story here.
Tandem Tactics for Trout
If you're curious about fishing two bugs at a time for trout - and let's be honest, who isn't? - then you need to read this piece by Louis Cahill. He gives some of his best tactics for fishing tandem flies, which can come in handy as the first mayfly hatches of the year start to pick up. Read the story here.
Tying Tuesday: A Perfect Woolly Bugger
For this week's Tying Tuesday, we're keeping it classic with one of the O.G. patterns - the Woolly Bugger. But this tutorial - from the folks at Fly Fish Food - purports to show you a technique to tie these perfectly. Who wouldn't want a perfect woolly bugger?
School of Trout Dates Announced for 2023
If you're interested in becoming as great a fly fisher as you can, the School of Trout might be just the thing for you. The School has formally announced its schedule for 2023, which includes a dry fly class and the foundational Tao of Trout course. Both take place on the Henry's Fork in Idaho. You can read more information here.
Orvis Podcast With Tom McGuane
Tom Rosenbauer recently had the chance to interview one of his literary heroes on the Orvis Podcast. Tom McGuane talks about his life in fishing, a love of fishing small trout streams, and what he thinks of guides who yell at their clients. It's a wonderful conversation between two icons of the sport. Listen to the podcast here.
Simms Names New President
Derek Tarlecki has been named the new president of Simms Fishing by parent company Vista Outdoors, according to news releases this week. You can read more about this here.
Supreme Court Sides With New Mexico Anglers
News broke this week that the United States Supreme Court declined to overturn a ruling that allows anglers in New Mexico to walk on stream beds that flow through private property. It's a similar law to what's in place in Montana and Idaho. Attempts to pass similar legislation are ongoing in Colorado, as well. You can read more about this ruling, and what...