fly fishing knots
You just hook a fish of a lifetime!  It’s running like crazy and then makes an amazing jump, lands in a crazy splash, and starts to spin out more line.  Just at that moment your line goes limp.  F#!-*^k.  You strip back your line to check your fly, only to see a little curly cue on your tippet -...
I had no business being out there. The sun, despite its spring like warmth, had yet to begin melting away winter snow, but enticed me out of my winter slumber in search of open water steelhead fishing. More specifically in search of steelhead; steelhead that had been cooped up in small river holes for as long as I had...
I demonstrate how to tie the "Beats Me" steelhead fly and discuss where this pattern originated.  The beats me came to me from Craig at dclann.com who is a Clearwater River steelhead expert. This pattern is great for summer steelhead or anytime you need a sparse fly with a little color contrast.  Let's get into it...... Click Here if you are...
When you first feel the hit of a swung fly from a steelhead, you’d better have your fly rod ready. No, seriously, you need to be ready for that first hammer! You should be ready for that fish to pull out 100 yards of line. One solid tip to help you prepare for this....... Make sure your rod tip...
spey casting
Do you ever find yourself in a position where there is great water that you want to fish, but there is some big obstruction that is presenting a spey casting challenge for you?  Maybe it’s a vertical bank or a bunch of trees that just doesn’t allow you to set up a good D Loop? With spey casting there are...