Posts Tagged 'fly fishing'
I am always looking for new ways to fly fish and especially new ways to catch more fish. I came across another article that talked about the best 10 tactics to catch more fish. As I read through the article I came to the same conclusion that I have come across for the past 45 years of fly fishing. There’s no magic in fly fishing. The way to catch more fish is to fish more […]
I was 12 when my family moved into the lodge on the western shore of Umsaskis Lake. The lodge set up on a high bank overlooking the lake. My siblings and I would spend the next five summers exploring the outdoors there. As long as Mama had a general idea of where we were, we were allowed to be free-range kids. We did a fair amount of canoeing, berry-picking and hiking, but most of my […]
Step aside, goat yoga. The chic way for the younger generation to unwind now is fly fishing. Millennials are flocking to a sport long dominated by old white men. For those who can afford the leisure time and some rudimentary equipment, it offers a reason to be outdoors, a closer connection to nature, an avenue for environmentalism, built-in community, opportunity for creative expression and a lifetime’s worth of niche expertise. Fly anglers who are not […]
I have always been on the lookout for new ideas or tips to enhance my fall fishing. I have never been interested in counting how many fish I catch or how big or small they are but having a fish on the end of my tippet has never lost its thrill. I use the Internet frequently when looking for answers to problems or when I need to learn something new that I hadn’t known before. […]
There are as many reasons to enjoy fly fishing as there are fly choices at the local outdoor shop — it’s a way to catch food, a way to spend time in the water, and a way of life. For Floyd McCubbins, the love for fly fishing is best illustrated in the month of July, when he leaves the comforts of his Kalispell home and heads to the comforts of Spotted Bear, where he fishes […]
It’s the worst of times to be an angler. The fish are smaller, the crowds are bigger, and climate change is ruining everything. And yet, it’s also the best of times: The latest gear makes the sport more effortless than ever, and no location is too remote to access with a rod and reel. For those who like to travel, today’s base camps have begun to resemble world-class resorts with spa services, herb gardens, and […]