Wednesday Wake-Up Call 02.10.21

Last Saturday, Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) released a video (see above) that made the argument that, unless four dams on the Lower Snake River are removed, Idaho’s native salmon are doomed to extinction. According to . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Yuk Big

The Yuk Bug is the creation of Al Troth, who is best known for his Elk-Hair Caddis dry fly. But before he moved to Montana from his native Pennsylvania in 1973, Troth was probably familiar with Russell Blessing’s Woolly . . .

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Fish Facts: Permit (Trachinotus falcatus)

The permit’s Latin name, Trachinotus falcatus, identifies the species as a real warrior. Trachinotus is a fusion of Greek words that mean “rough back,” while falcatus is a Latin adjective that translates roughly to “armed with scythes.”

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Guide Tips: How to Fish Wet Flies More Effectively

Wet flies are probably the least-used style of flies today, even though they have proven their effectiveness over hundreds of years. Here’s a great video from The New Fly Fisher in which guide Rob Heal demonstrates some of . . .

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Video: How to Use a Head-Cement Applicator Bottle

Head cement can be hard to control if you’re just applying it with the tip of your bodkin or something similar. Plus, the cement itself can thicken and become discolored if you leave the lid off the jar. Tim uses a specialized head-cement . . .

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Video: How to Untangle Your Leader

In this week’s Huge Fly Fisherman video we tackle (pun intended) an issue that will never go away no matter how good of an angler you think you are. We will learn how to untangle tangles, but more importantly we will learn . . .

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Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.05.21

Welcome to the latest edition of the fishingsifu News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we have fifteen killer . . .

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