Gear

New Gierach October 2008

PrecisionPlatinum

Cortland Precision Platinum The Precision Platinum is Cortland’s latest addition to the Precision Dyna-Tip floating trout-line series. The line was developed with tough trout-fishing situations in mind—from large rivers and tailwaters, to spring creeks and small streams. Precision Platinum

Tap's Bug

  • By: Jim Bean
Wooly Bugger

A simple-to-tie, but deadly effective, bass bug. In fact, one of the best bass bugs ever designed.

World Trout Fund

World Trout funding surpasses quarter-million mark; grants program expands support for threatened species.

The Trout Ring

  • By: Jeremie Hollman
Hooked up to an Elk River bull trout

An encounter with a bull trout leads to a disappointing midcurrent loss.

Waiting It Out

  • By: Steven Spigelmyer
steve

Steven here reporting from Yellowstone, Week #2: The Firehole and Gibbon rivers looked more like rivers in Willy Wonka's Factory than blue-ribbon fisheries...

Two Rivers

  • By: BFFilson

An Iraq war veteran finds a bridge from the Euphrates to a local Massachusetts river. "In the corner of my eye I suddenly saw one of my vehicles go up in a huge ball of dust. A second later I heard and felt the blast from the I.E.D."

WEB BONUS: Do-It-Yourself Flotant Holder

  • By: Darrel Martin
Make this yourself

Here is a simple and effective method for making a flotant holder for your fly vest. You will need a 2-inch wide elastic strip and 3/4 inch wide nylon strapping; a 3/4 inch strap keeps everything small and light. These materials are available at many out-door or sewing retailers.

Staying on Top

  • By: Darrel Martin
Modern flotants include pastes  gels  liquids  powders  beads and fumes

Keep your flies floating where the fish want them by using today's flotants in the most effective ways.

Short Casts

  • By: James Butler
Why Fly Fish

Why Fly Fishing? A new DVD asks, and answers, this very question. By Jim Butler It all started at the Yale Peabody Museum, really. The Peabody was making plans to display a traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF), called "Seeing Wonders: The Nature of Fly Fishing."