The Buzzball was created by legendary fly tier Gary Lafontaine to imitate midge clusters on the Missouri River. It’s clearly a variation on the classic Griffith’s Gnat, but adds a second color and a different . . .Read More
Written by: Peter Kutzer
This seems like an appropriate post for this time of year, when nymph fishermen really need to get their flies to the bottom quickly. In this episode, I demonstrate how to make a tuck cast, which allows you to get your nymphs to power through the water column by causing them to hit the water before your fly line does. Tuck casts are great for when. . .Read More
On this common species (Agnetina capitata), you can see the clear segmentation, gills, and the stonefly’s distinctive profile.
Photo by Bob Henricks, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license . . .
When you’re cutting fly-tying materials into thin strips–especially if you want to prepare for a bunch of flies–accuracy and consistency are the keys. If you cut well, your flies won’t be variable and you won’t waste . . .Read More
In honor of Presidents Day, we are featuring some of our most important fly-fishing Presidents. Because the Presidents took longer time off, sometimes up to three months, the opportunity. . .Read More
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 serve up . . .Read More
When Ernest Hemingway was a kid, he took great pride in catching trout on worms and jerking them out of small streams as quickly as he could. Later in life, he lived near excellent trout fishing in Sun Valley but didn’t really . . .Read More
Many steelhead anglers consider swinging flies the ultimate way to catch these silver rockets, and more and more Great Lakes anglers are adopting the technique. Here are two great how-to . . .Read More
Welcome to another edition of our weekly trivia challenge, in which we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love. This week, we’ve got 10 classic questions about famous fly fishers, . . .Read More