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MUSKY FLY FISHING: THE HUNT with RICK KUSTICH [PODCAST]

Musky fly fishing has become so popular that it is almost common to find someone in your fly fishing circle who fly fishes for muskies almost exclusively. The payoff with musky on the fly is a toothy fish with arguably the biggest appetite of any species taken on a...

CLOUSER MINNOW PATTERN: EXPLORING DIFFERENT TYING OPTIONS

The Clouser Minnow is one of those flies that is always there. It’s always there calling to you, saying, “You always know that you can catch some fish with me at any time. Stop messing around with the other stuff and just catch some fish. Tie me on.” Like the Woolly...

GREAT LAKES CARP: LESSONS FROM CARP FLY FISHING

Fly fishing for carp on the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Michigan, is one of the most enjoyable experiences a freshwater fly angler can have.  We’ve all seen the photos and read the articles, but what is not mentioned in these articles is that fly fishing for carp...

MUSKY MINDSET: MUSKY ON THE FLY WITH CHRIS WILLEN [PODCAST]

Musky on the fly has to do with mindset as much as anything.  Dedication, skill, and knowledge all meet at the musky mindset.  How we cover the water, what flies we use, how we tie our flies, and what we consider big all change with a musky mindset.  In this podcast,...

THE EQUALIZER FLY PATTERN [VIDEO]

I’ve long been a major advocate of fishing flies that are versatile and that can imitate many different prey items, particularly when choosing a given bass fly to fill a specific niche.  In general tackle, lures with an effective trigger and an overall profile that...

TROPHY RIVER SMALLMOUTH BASS ON THE FLY & MIKE SCHULTZ [PODCAST]

Smallmouth bass fly fishing, particularly for fish seventeen inches and above, is tough to beat as a freshwater fly fishing experience.  The fish are mean and tough.  They live in some of the most beautiful and unique venues of the Unites States and even beyond.  They...

STILLWATER FLY FISHING AND SINKING LINES & PHIL ROWLEY [PODCAST]

The first time a fish took me to my backing was when I was stillwater fly fishing.  I quickly learned that the biggest fish I could go after were going to have some sort of connection to water that wasn’t moving all of the time.  If you look at salmon or steelhead and...

TROPHY CARP ON THE FLY & JOHN BARTLETT [PODCAST]

Trophy carp fly fishing is something that John Bartlett has specialized in for years now, and he is among the top carp fly anglers in the world when it comes to catching trophy carp on the fly.  What makes a trophy carp?  Well, that’s debatable, but we start with the...

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