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I live in one of the richest states for trout. Idaho is teeming with blue waters and fly fishermen descend there every spring. I like targeting the trout as much as the next one, but I can only dodge the drift boats and outrun the wading fishermen for so long. That’s why I like small …

Many small streams in western Missouri are home to a surprising variety of fish. Micro-fishing with a fly rod is one way to catch them, whether it’s an interesting species of minnow or bluegill or fiery bass. The Missouri Department of Conservation will be offering a free virtual micro-fishing course from 8:30 a.m. to 10 …

Ian Gale of the Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation helps Randy Ford guide himself on a fly rod (Oil City News) CASPER, Wyo – Young men from the Sheridan-based nonprofit Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation Youth Program were at the Ugly Bug Fly Shop in Casper this weekend to teach anglers how to assemble their own fly …

Fly fishermen come to Blue Ridge, a small town in the mountains of North Georgia called the state’s trout capital, from all over the world to fish year round. They also come looking for Bill Oyster, a craftsman specializing in prized bamboo fly rods. With his silver beard and mustache, Oyster looks like the quintessential …

Brett in the hospital MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A young man received the fishing trip of his life with the help of Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming. Brett, whose last name will be withheld for confidentiality reasons, had a two-year battle with leukemia and received treatment at WVU Medicine Children’s. “He was a great athlete …

Hardy has revamped their entire rod line for 2020, replacing almost everything they were offering in 2019. Among the most anticipated new offerings is the Hardy Ultralite LL rod. It’s the same rod that Hardy’s chief designer Howard Croston used to win the 2020 FIPS World Championship. Euro-nymphing is the name of the game in …

Thomas & Thomas introduced the Contact series of Euro-nymphing fishing rods a few years ago and they almost immediately gained a cult following, with many experienced anglers raving about their performance and build quality. . These delusions were well justified, given that the original Contact was a superb example of what a well-designed Euro rod …

For many reasons, some good and some bad, the fly fishing industry doesn’t just settle for what works. Rod builders produce new sticks every year, and most rod designs don’t hang around particularly long, although a few rods have resisted this trend over the years. We think of the classic Redington trout. The Orvis Recon …

In Aberdare National Park in Kenya, you can tiptoe through the mud and downed trees of elephant trails, sneak past Cape buffaloes, and crouch down to throw yourself into remote expanses of streams. chills barely wider than your wingspan. The limbs tie together to form arches above. Lichens and ferns cling to the steep, lush …

A friend from California called late last winter to ask if I would like to join him for two days of fly fishing in Gunnison this summer. I quickly checked my analog calendar and found that the days he wanted to fly fishing in August were available. In fact, most of August was available. So, …