IL PESCATORE COMPLETO

Featuring Patagonia head honcho Yvon Chouinard and Arturo Pugno, one of the last remaining practitioners of 'pesca alla Valsesiana' an ancient Tenkara-like form of fly fishing from Northern Italy that involves a 15-foot cane rod (homemade obviously), lines meticulously braided from the tail of a stallion, and simple flies hand-tied flies.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXIHsGgIQM  

SILICONE FLANK JIG

A wide 'side-on' profile provides a big silhouette of a struggling baitfish. Easy pickings for a pike or ambush predator. Yet, getting a wide profile deep quickly without much weight is a challenge. Enter the silicone flank jig.   Paul Clydesdale and Gunner Brammer inspired the flies shown here - check them out on Youtube.   [...]

THE FLEXPOLE SBS

Having to channel all my fishing desires into fly tying like many others in these strange times I have been honing some pattern ideas for carp. One fish food source that is abundant in most freshwater bodies is tadpoles and around here they are about all year round. Like many creatures, hundreds are born to [...]

KIDS FISHING

Kids are pretty different when it comes to learning how to fish. Those that are completely obsessed with all things fishy, to those who really enjoy it but have other things to keep them happy and then there are hopeless cases.