Gear

Industry Update

  • By: Kirk Deeter
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Angling Trade Report…On trends in the fly-fishing industry... Time for a brief preview of the new-products front for 2009. Many of the key fly-fishing market players who led with trump in 2008 are now leveraging/expanding product lines into which they’ve poured significant R-and-D

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
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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.