Skills

Awards: Last Year in Review

Angler of the Year-Ted Williams "... expresses well-informed and well-reasoned anger over the assaults on fish and fish habitat, and he does it better and more eloquently than anyone else." --Paul Guernsey Readers' Choice-Sage XP Rods "When anglers at both extremes can find happiness with the very same

Easy Stonefly Nymph

  • By: A. K. Best

Effective, simple... and no fussing with the details

Quill Body Midge Emerger

  • By: A. K. Best

A versatile and easy early season fly

Flying Ants

  • By: A. K. Best

A highly effective pattern that's a snap to tie

Streamer Strategies

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

Plus, rod "tracking" and "tip-bounce" defined; A brief history of catch-and-release

Simple Nymphs

  • By: A. K. Best

Tying A.K.'s Quill Body RS 2

The White Marabou Streamer

  • By: A. K. Best

'Whenever I crammed for time to replenish my streamer box... '

Hackling the Fluttering Caddis

  • By: A. K. Best

The right thread tension makes all the difference

Cause And Effect

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • and Buzz Bryson

I'll occasionally see a reference to "overlining" or "underlining" a rod. What is the practical effect of casting a line one line-weight heavier than the rod is designated for? And what is the effect of casting a line one size smaller than the rod? The answer depends not only on the designated weights

The Callibaetis Spinner

  • By: A. K. Best

The preferred food of finicky fish