Fly Fishing Bass: A Passion for Life

It was the year 1981 when I had my first fly fishing experiences with trout and chub. Things changed when I discovered (black) bass on the fly in 1984. I fell in love immediately.

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Carp flies: a tasty bread pattern

Fly fishing carp has become increasingly popular since the species is found in many habitats. Rainer Ballin provides a step-by-step for one of the best carp flies.

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Fishing Pliers – What to look for

Fishing pliers are one of the most important tools when hitting the water. They can remove a hook, cut a line or even the shank of a hook. Here is what you should look for.

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Bamboo Fly Rod Fling

A small group of pacific northwest bamboo fly rod makers and collectors assemble each spring to inspect and cast bamboo fly rods. 

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A Personal Fly Box Guide

Every time I walk into a fly shop I am magically attracted by the shelves of flies that are the backbone of a legitimate fly fishing store.

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Named for a River: My Tom Fulk Fly Rod

I own a 7 foot, 5 weight bamboo fly rod made by Anacortes, WA, rodmaker Tom Fulk. The rod is a lovely dark honey color with Tom’s characteristic red wrap scheme.

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Denver Bamboo Rods

When I think of Bamboo rods I think of Denver, Colorado. I fly fish the northwest United States. Big rivers and windy lakes.  

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Fly Fishing Culture and Philosophy