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Book Review- “Lore of Trout Fishing”, by Art Lee

trout fishing

The warm weather and waters in Montana this summer have limited the trout-fishing opportunities recently. So I perused my library shelves, and plucked Art Lee’s “Lore of Trout Fishing” off the shelf. Art served as editor-at-large for “Fly Fisherman”, “The Atlantic Salmon Journal”, and “Wild Steelhead & Salmon”. He contributed to the fly fishing literature […]

Fly Fishing Tactics – Fly Rod Length

fly fishing tactics- how long thy rod

Like so many things in life, the ideal fly rod length has evolved not in a straight line, but rather, in a full circle. Today, the standard, or most commonly manufactured trout rod, is nine feet in length. Most manufacturers offer shorter rods for fishing small streams, and a few are beginning to offer longer rods […]

Fly Fishing Book Reviews

Winter Musings It’s early winter here in the Virginia piedmont, and the fall drought has finally ended. Our streams are flowing again, and they beckon to expectant fisherman. Unfortunately, most of our larger streams are managed in ways that make them dependent upon stocking. Thus, they won’t have any fish in them for several weeks, […]

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 […]