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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Podcast: Orvis Fly Fishing with Tim Flagler

In a recent episode of the always-excellent Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with Tim Flagler to talk CDC.

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Submitted by moldychum

How to tie the Swim Coach with Charlie Craven

Join Umpqua Signature Tyer Charlie Craven as he ties and talks about the Swim Coach.

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Winter trouting in the Driftless

Brrrrrrrrr… Charles Darwin’s theories can be challenged on several fronts. But his treatise on “survival of the fittest” is spot on. Another way to state ...

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3 Days of Bikepacking and Fly Fishing in NW Montana

Three friends go on a gravel riding adventure in NW Montana.

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Submitted by Phil Bourjaily and Richard Mann

11 Budget Rifles, Shotguns, and Handguns From the 2022 SHOT Show

photo collage of budget guns for 2022
Affordable new guns from RemArms, Stoeger, Diamondback, and CZ USA.

Looking for a bargain? Our experts pick the best guns for the money from this year’s crop of new long guns and sidearms

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Submitted by Sage Marshall

Video: Man Wrestles With Bear to Protect His Dogs in Florida

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There are over 4,000 black bears in Florida. WPLG10 via YouTube

A doorbell security cam caught this footage of a tense black bear attack in Daytona Beach

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Submitted by Meg Carney

Best Hiking Shorts to Wear on All of Your Warm Weather Adventures

Man in hiking shorts, Nepal
Simon English, Unsplash

The right hiking shorts can make you more comfortable on your warm-weather adventures.

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Submitted by Jim Cobb

Cold-Weather Killers: 4 Factors to Remember for Winter Hikes and Ca…

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As long as you follow some simple tips on how to dress for extreme temps, winter can be a great season for camping and hiking. Pixabay/8moments

Follow these basic tips on how to enjoy the winter wilderness—without freezing your tail off

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Hunting

Pennsylvania’s New 202-Inch State Record Typical Buck Was Tagged in…

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The Kyriss buck is among a small group of typical whitetails nationwide to score above 200 inches in the Boone & Crockett book. PA Game Commission

The impressive buck had sat in a hunter's garage for decades before it was officially scored

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Submitted by A.J. McClane

F&S Classics: How to Retire in the Bahamas Without Really Trying

A.J. McClane fly fishes for bonefish in the Bahamas for Field & Stream
A.J. McClane, our legendary fishing editor, traveled to the Bahamas on assignment for the January 1969 issue. Field & Stream

On another one of his self-described "McClane's Psychopathic Safaris," the writer sets out on a bonefishing adventure to a virtually un-fished island

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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Mining Halted in Skagit River Watershed

The government of British Columbia has announced the surrender of mining rights near the headwaters of the Skagit River. 

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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Story: “Tenkara Steelhead”

Last year I guided a set of brothers who are diehard tenkara anglers. I've dabbled in tenkara, but never extensively.

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Submitted by moldychum

Cicada/Seventeen

Join Matt Devlin of Western Pictures on a very personal journey back home from Montana to Maryland in search of a hatch that occurs once ...

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Remembering Jim Range

Jim Range may not be a name well known to some in the fly fishing world but it should be. Our friend Tom Sadler penned ...

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The Encyclopedia of Striped Bass

As ASGA’s Tony Friedrich aptly states at the start of this episode, Charlie Witek is one of the most knowledgable anglers and conservationists on the ...

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Submitted by Chris Hunt

Winter is a great time for tenkara

I know a few really dedicated tenkara anglers — some of these folks won’t touch a traditional fly rod, no matter what and no matter when. They are complete converts, and that’s totally fine.

While I enjoy tenkara angling, particularly on small water, I tend to stick with traditional fly gear most of the time — I like the casting aspect of fly fishing too much to devote more than just a day or two here and there to the crafty art of tenkara.

That is, until winter.

Submitted by Richard Mann

9 Just-Released Riflescopes From the 2022 SHOT Show

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New 2022 riflescopes from Vortex, Sightron, Bushnell, and Zeiss. Collage by Dave Hurteau

The hottest new scopes of the year, including bargain optics from Bushnell, Vortex, and Meopta, and a state-of-the art rangefinding scope from Swarovski that tells you where to aim

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Submitted by Sage Marshall

TSA Discovers Record Number of Firearms at Airport Security Checkpo…

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Firearms must always be secured in checked baggage when flying. TSA via Facebook

Officials say the sharp spike mirrors broader increases in gun ownership nationwide

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Hunting

4 Secrets For Not Getting Lost in the Wild

Mountainous landscape with a river.
Know your limitations, and stay out of trouble when you're in the wilderness. Pexels via Pixabay

In over 50 years of hunting big game, our rifles editor has boiled down not getting lost to four pieces of advice

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Submitted by Micah Fields

Black Bear Attacks and Injures Florida Woman Walking Dog in Her Dri…

black bear in the bushes
There are currently estimated to be over 4,000 bruins in The Sunshine State. Steve Hillebrand / USFWS

The startling incident comes as Florida bear populations—and encounters with humans—are on the rise

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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Story: “The Jungle Cock Situation”

This throwback story in Fly Fisherman Magazine examines the beginnings of the embargo on jungle cock here in America.

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Events

Simms Buys River’s Edge Fly Shop

Simms, the Bozeman, Montana-based wader and apparel manufacturer, announced last week that they've bought The River's Edge fly shop.

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Cast From The Past: Fly Boxes

One essential piece of fly fishing gear that has stood the test of time is the fly box. There is a seemingly endless variety of ...

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2022 F3T Trailer – Three Sheets

In a time when travel was banned, adventure pretty much nonexistent, four obsessed anglers put their heads together to fill that empty void in their ...

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Plugging the Donut Hole: Mining co. drops rights to watershed

Some good news for the Skagit. The British Columbia government has announced the surrender of mining rights at the headwaters of the Skagit River, after ...

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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Story: “Secret Season”

Pat Dorsey is one of the most respected guides in all of fly fishing, so when he has something to say, I'll always stop and listen. 

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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Whip Finish Wednesday: Tying Tips for Beginners

There's so much information, so many patterns, and so many ways to tie the same fly, that it's tough to keep it all straight.

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Submitted by moldychum

Fly Fishing (down) under the Sydney Harbour Bridge for King Fish

A segment from ‘Downunder’ where Josh Hutchins fishes through the Sydney Harbour.

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Submitted by Chris Hunt

Is this the next great permit destination?

The wind, a solid, in-your-face, 20-knot cast-crippler with gusts strong enough to take even the best-secured ball cap and send it flying into the clear Caribbean, forced me to turn my “good ear” toward seasoned Bahamian guide Travis Sands, just to hear his instructions.

He was frustrated. I was frustrated.

“I said, ‘Don’t strip!’” he hollered from the polling platform.

Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Gear Review: Hardy Ultradisc Cassette Reel

The reel is a pretty impressive piece of gear, with plenty of power to put the brakes on the biggest of trout. 

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Events

VA Fly & Wine Sees Great Turnout Despite Challenges

The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival celebrated its 21st anniversary on January 15-16, 2022, at the state fairgrounds in Doswell.

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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Support Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest

The public comment period for anyone who wants to add their voice to the roadless rule issue in Alaska's Tongass National Forest is soon coming to a close.

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Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Review: Hardy Ultradisc Cassette fly reel

Hardy ended 2021 with a slew of new products. From a line of exceptional fly rods (which I’ll review in an upcoming piece, so stay tuned!) to a handful of new reels, there’s plenty of shiny, fun new toys to play with for Hardy aficionados.

Submitted by Chris Hunt

Fishy resolutions

It’s a new year, and I’m doing what I do just about every January. I’m already on the plan to try and dump the holiday weight, coupled with the “COVID weight,” which has been a persistent companion since we all locked down nearly two years ago. And yes, it really has been that long. But it’s more than that. This year, a lot has changed, and that means the resolutions will change, too.

Submitted by Hatch Magazine

Marlborough Fly Fishing Show postponed until April

After a series of announcements, the first of which came in November of 2020, every scheduled stop for the 2021 Fly Fishing Show eventually fell victim to cancellation in one form or another. With the exception of the Denver, Colorado show, which was cancelled due to the last-minute sale and closure of the show's planned venue, all of the 2021 Fly Fishing Show dates were spiked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With a full slate of 2022 shows announced in June, anglers and show goers around the country were hopeful this year would mark a return to normal.

Submitted by Spencer Durrant

Tips for tying tiny flies

As any angler should know, we’re in a business where size matters. We’re taught that streamers the size of mops (sometimes the entire mop) are a necessity if you’re after monster trout. Dainty dry flies are for eager, happy cutthroat and brook trout tucked away in mountain streams. The mid-sized flies are the nympher’s domain, all sleek and streamlined to sink quickly and stay in the strike zone for the longest time possible. If that’s all an angler knew about fly sizes, they’d be in good shape. Those flies do their job, and for that reason, they’re the most popular.

Submitted by Todd Tanner

Natural movement

It wasn’t there, and then it was; an electric blue flash out on the far horizon. The ocean’s surface was dark and relatively smooth under a bright mid-day sun, while the lighter blue sparkle was so tiny that it was literally hard to see. We were standing on the deck of a beach-side house high up over the Pacific, watching the swimmers and surfers down below us, when that blue flicker first caught my eye.

Submitted by Chris Hunt

Scratching the silver itch

The waterlogged, wrist-thick cedar branch probably came to rest on the gravel bar as the tide retreated. It’s a big tide on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island — 15-foot fluctuations between high and low aren’t unheard of. But there it sat, this salt-soaked branch coated in sea slime and a few barnacles. It was heavy and sturdy. Just what I needed. I lifted the branch—about the size of a police baton—and brought it down swiftly on the head of the silver salmon I’d spent the last 20 minutes fighting, killing the fish instantly.

Dinner.

8 Ways To Reduce Stress in the New Year

Make a new year’s resolution to reduce the stress and anxiety in your daily life. Here are 8 ways to reduce stress in the new year!

Submitted by John Juracek

The double haul

I spend a lot of time teaching fly casting, and the double haul frequently arises among students as a topic of discussion and questions. Many of the questions are ones that arise time and again. So, for anglers that might be wondering about the double haul and whether it’s worth incorporating into their fishing, here are some answers.

5 New Year's Resolutions for Strengthening Your Connection to Nature

Check out these 5 new year’s resolutions for strengthening your connection to nature and improving your emotional wellbeing in the process.

Winter Kayaking Checklist: Prep for Cold Weather Paddling

List of winter kayaking tips that apply to winter kayaking gear, winter kayaking clothing, ensuring your cold weather adventures on the water are safe

Submitted by Hatch Magazine

The 10 most read articles of 2021

Remember when 2020 came to a close? When most of us eagerly put that pandemic-spiked year into the rearview mirror with zeal, assuming that 2021 would mark a return to all things normal? When we'd gather with friends, return to traveling the country and the globe, and work and play just as we had before a novel coronavirus showed up and turned life upside down? Well, that didn't exactly go to plan. But, at the same time, it didn't entirely not go to plan, either. Life did begin to return to normal—even if it happened more gradually than most of us would have liked or expected.

Wondering About Winter Fly Fishing? Here’s an Overview

Steelhead, trout, bass, redfish, and more...winter fly fishing opportunities are greater than you may think, as this info and tips illustrate

The 3 D’s of Tips for Ice Fishing Bluegills

Steelhead, trout, bass, redfish, and more...winter fly fishing opportunities are greater than you may think, as this info and tips illustrate

8 Types of Fish in the Gulf of Mexico

Description of common types of fish in the Gulf of Mexico, including pelagic species, reef species. Identify Gulf of Mexico fish species, know the regulations.

Ideas de regalos navideños para pescadores en este 2021

El mejor regalo para un pescador es algo que realmente vaya a usar y que lo ayude a lograr su captura. Encuentra ideas de regalos navideños para pescadores.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

From essential fishing gear, camping accessories and the coolest tech, these are the best holiday gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts.

6 Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for Anglers

List of holiday gift ideas for anglers that includes budget-friendly fishing gift ideas for everyone from fly fishing enthusiasts to ice fishing aficionados

6 Steps to Making a DIY Fishing Rod Holder

Step-by-step for building DIY fishing rod holder to prevent rod damage, stay organized, extend the life of your fishing rods using inexpensive materials

10 Best Fishing Gift Ideas for Kids

Need holiday gift ideas for kids? From magnetic fishing toys, awesome t-shirts, and fun outdoor games, these are the 10 best fishing gifts for kids.

10 Reasons To Be Thankful Right Now

There are many reasons to be thankful, from family to fishing and seeing live events again. Here’s a list of things to be thankful for right now!

Thanksgiving Turkey Alternatives: Potato Encrusted Tripletail

Step-by-step fall fish recipe for preparing Florida tripletail. Try one of the tastiest fall fish dinner recipes with this list of ingredients, instructions

A Primer on the American Eel and Freshwater Eel Fishing Bait

The American eel is a unique species of fish, and not entirely loved; these facts about eels and  freshwater eel fishing bait will help you catch them

6 Fun Cheap Family Activities

Check out these 6 cheap family activities that’ll make your fall weekends fun and prove that having fun doesn’t need to cost a lot of money!

How to Name a Boat: Tips for Mindful Monikers

List of important tips on how to name a boat, what first-time boat owners should consider when naming a boat to last through the years, boat name suggestions

3 Advanced Fly Fishing Tips

Fly fishing is an advanced form of fishing that requires a little bit more skill. Here are 3 advanced fly fishing tips which push the technique even further.

11 Tips to Help You Sell a Boat Online

Are you looking to sell a boat? Selling your boat online might be a good option for you! Here are some things you need to know before selling a boat online.

Fishing Tackle Storage Ideas for Freshwater Anglers

Find a list of five easy fishing tackle storage ideas that you can try today. How to store fishing tackle for fast re-rigging, organization and how to catch more fish

How Does Drone Fishing Work?

Drone fishing might help you reach beyond casting distance. Read what youu need to know about drone fishing so you can try it on your next fishing outing!

Cómo, cuándo y dónde poner las plomadas en la línea de pesca

Entre los aparejos imprescindibles que debes guardar en tu caja de pesca se encuentran las plomadas. Aprende más acerca de su uso e importancia en este post.

Fall Camping Checklist: What To Pack for Autumn Camping

Here’s the ultimate fall camping checklist: What To Pack for Autumn Camping. Everything you need to stay warm & have fun fall camping with kids!

How to Find the Best Women’s Fly Fishing Gear

Tips for finding women’s fly fishing gear for comfort, practicality. How to find quality women’s fishing gear that fits, what to know when making a purchase

aprende cómo registrar un barco sin título

¿Encontraste el barco ideal a un precio de ensueño, pero no tiene documentación? ¡No te desesperes! Aprende con nosotros cómo registrar un barco sin título.
 

Best Fishing Lakes in Glacier National Park

You’ll need plenty of time and an adventurous spirit to find the best fishing lakes in Glacier National Park, but several trout species, plus other fish, await
 

Fall Fishing Lake Erie: Tips for Catching Walleye

List of walleye tips for fall fishing Lake Erie, Lake Erie fall fishing spots for walleye, which types of baits or lures to use during the autumn months

5 Reasons Why Fishing is Good for Your Health

List of reasons why fishing is good for your health, including why fishing is good for your mental health, learn more about health benefits of the outdoors

Small Waters Are Great for Belly Boat Fly Fishing

Explanations, angling tips, caveats: here’s the lowdown on what belly boat fly fishing - indeed, any kind of float tube fishing - is all about

3 Characteristics of the Best Pond Fishing Boats

Ponds are great places to fish but some areas may be inaccessible from shore. Here’s how to determine the best pond fishing boats.

5 Outdoor Activities for Mental Health Day 2021

From the benefits of fishing for mental health to the need for self-care, here are 5 ways to focus on you during World Mental Health Day 2021.

How Game Fish Tagging Programs Work

How game fish tagging programs work, what is fish tagging, ways a fish tagging kit helps with management of game fish, game fish tracking, conservation

3 Species for Fall Fishing in Minnesota

Many fish will bite all year,but fall fishing in Minnesota can be outstanding for three specific species. Learn more about what makes fall fishing in Minnesota so great!

4 Outdoor Fall Leaf Activities for Kids

Fall colors undeniably beautiful and they provide outdoor activities for kids too! These leaf activities will make autumn weekends even more fun!

Celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Si deseas celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana este año, el agua ofrece muchas oportunidades para rendir homenaje a la cultura hispana. Averigua cómo.

How to Choose the Best Boating Apps

How to choose best boating apps for navigation, trip planning, weather alerts, best fishing times. Selecting digital apps for your adventures on the water

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Why National Hunting and Fishing Day was created, how it’s celebrated, and how anglers contribute to fisheries management and conservation programs

5 Best National Parks To Visit in the Fall


Fall foliage reaches new heights when you peep autumn’s vibrant colors in national parks. Here are the 5 best national parks to visit in the fall!

5 Tips for Attending Fall 2021 Boat Shows

List of tips for attending fall 2021 boat shows. Learn how to plan smarter, stay safer, think ahead, and make the most of your experiences at fall boat shows

3 of the Best Fishing Tips for Bass

Late summer is a great time to catch bass if you know where to look. Here’s where you should go to catch bass and which are the best times to head to the water for a successful day.

11 Expert Tips for Freshwater Kayak Fishing Success

From what to do before and just after launching to what to do on the water, here are a dozen practical freshwater kayak fishing practices you’ll want to adopt

Boat Maintenance Basics: Boat Battery Types

Summary of boat battery types, including best boat battery for starting an engine or running electrical loads, including description of different marine battery chemistries

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

If you’re looking to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year, the water offers plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to the Hispanic culture. Find out how. 

The Zodiac Signs as Fish

Ever wondered what fish you would be based on your zodiac sign? Wonder no more.

Empieza a pescar por menos de $50

Si te interesa la pesca, pero te preocupa que pueda ser un deporte costoso, ¡no temas! Descubre cómo el costo para comenzar a pescar puede ser menos de $50. 

6 Ways To Spend A Weekend in Nature

From boosting immune systems to reducing stress, there are health benefits of nature! Here are 6 things to do outside on a nature weekend getaway.

What’s The Hardest Fish To Catch?

Why the blue marlin is considered the hardest fish to catch, trolling techniques for the toughest fish to catch, how to land the hardest saltwater fish to catch

Choosing the Best Fishing Reels for Saltwater

There are a variety of styles and models of saltwater fishing reels. Here’s how to decide which is right for you.

How to choose the best rain gear for any fishing condition

Learn all about the best rain gear for fishing and wet weather. If you don't like getting wet while fishing, there's options for you! 

Best Cheap Fishing Trips for End of Summer

Ideas for planning cheap fishing trips before the end of summer. List of best cheap fishing trips that are affordable, fun ways to spend time together outdoors

5 Best Boat Towables for End of Summer Family Fun

Before summer’s over, get out on the water for epic end of season fun with these best boat towables, inflatable tubes and water sport towables.

Interested in Saltwater Fly Fishing? Here’s An Overview

If you’re wondering whether you can fly fish in saltwater, this practical look at saltwater fly fishing opportunities explains the differences and challenges

Kayak Fishing: 5 Advantages and Benefits You Will Enjoy

Becoming fully immersed in nature and accessing remote areas are just 2 of the 5 benefits of kayak fishing. These benefits and advantages apply to both saltwater and freshwater kayaking.

A Few Tips on How to Drive a Pontoon Boat

Pontoon boats are versatile and fun. The perfect boat for a relaxing stroll with the family and a great fishing day. Here are some tips on learning to driving one.

How To Locate Places for Boat Access Near Me

There’s a number of sources with varying levels of detail about boat access places near me; the following information will help you sort them out

10 Things You Need on a Boat

List of 10 things you need on a boat, which includes standard boating must-haves for any boat type, important things to have on board for boating safety

30 Cheap Outdoor Summer Activities

From ideas for toddlers to tweens that won’t cost you a penny, here are 30 Cheap Outdoor Summer Activities to keep your kids happy and busy!

4 Important Tips for Safe Banana Boating

Tips on how to stay safe when banana boating with your family this summer, what to know about safety before riding on a banana boat or inflatable water sled.

3 Reasons to Try Fishing in the Great Lakes

These lakes are “great” not just because of their sizes. Here’s why fishing in the Great Lakes can be an awesome experience for all types of anglers, from beginners to experts.

Pesca marítima para principiantes

Si quieres aprender a pescar y no sabes cómo comenzar, estos consejos de pesca marítima para principiantes te guiarán a emprender tu próxima aventura.

Go Out{side} and Start Your Story

There’s a reason why so many people love the outdoors. They simply started with fishing, camping, hiking, swimming or any other activity and nature’s beauty did the rest. The outdoors is for everyone, and your story is about to begin.