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Product Review: Simms Intruder Boot

Simms Intruder Boot

If you like to wet-wade, you should check out the new Simms Intruder Boot (https://www.simmsfishing.com/intruder-boot). It is designed specifically for wet-wading. In years past, I have tried wet-wading sandals, shoes and boots. By far, the Intruder is the best wet-wading footwear I have yet worn! It is built with an integrated neoprene sock. This provides […]

Fly Fishing the Subsurface, Tightline Nymphing

tightline nymphing

Last month, in “Fly Fishing the Subsurface, Suspension Nymphing“, I began a series of blogs reviewing techniques used to fly fish the subsurface for trout. This blog, “Fly Fishing the Subsurface, Tightline Nymphing”, continues the series. I prefer to use the inclusive term, “tightline nymphing”. It lumps Euro, Czech, Polish, Spanish, French, Hewitt, Brooks, and […]

Book Review: “The Fly”

the fly

Anyone interested in the history of fly fishing should give “The Fly”, by Dr. Andrew Herd, a read. He covers 2,000 years of fly fishing history. His writing style is engaging, with wit and bits of humor. Unlike most such books, he includes non-fishing information. This helps one appreciate fly fishing’s place during different time-periods […]

Fly Fishing History- the Overlooked Venables

fly fishing history- the overlooked Venables

For any who were hoping that this article would be about a forgotten or overlooked trout stream, a paradise for adventuresome fly fishers, you may be disappointed. The “Overlooked Venables” that I am referring to is Colonel Robert Venables, not a trout stream. He was an English gentleman who authored “The Experienced Angler”, published in […]

Conservation Controversy- Felts vs. Rubber

Zebra mussels, lake trout, didymo, northern snakehead, and myxobolus cerebralis- what do these have in common? They are all referred to as “exotic species” or “watershed invasives”. The US Watershed Council defines an invasive as “a non–native species introduced to an aquatic ecosystem that causes environmental and/or economic harm”. Once transplanted into a new environment […]