Top 10 Midge Patterns for Tailwaters

Written by: Bryen Venema, Bighorn Angler


Orvis Charlotte Store Manager Mary Griffin caught this 22-inch South Holsten brown on a tiny midge imitation.
Photo by Trey Oliver

Whether you are fishing the Bighorn, the Missouri, or a tailwater elsewhere in the country, midges are among the most important hatches. These tiny patterns have proven themselves as. . .

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Ask the Experts: How Do You Set Your Drag Before Fishing?


Written by: Phil Monahan

The right drag setting can be the difference between a fish in the net and a “long-distance release.”
Photo by Chad Shmukler, Hatch Magazine

A few months ago, we introduced a new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column and asked you to pose some questions for our panel of experts. Our latest question for them to chew on is . . .

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Where Should You Get the Canine Love of your Life?

Written by: Jill Jones


If you decide on a purebred puppy, look for a rescue organization of reputable breeder.
Photo by Daina, Missoula

After much thought, and, ideally, a lot of homework, you’ve made the decision: you’re ready to get a dog! But where? There are two good options (unless you have a friend who happens to . . .

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Chicago’s North Pond Casting Pier Needs Your Support!

Witten by: Robert Tomes and Josh McKown


The Windy City’s most famous public casting space is in jeopardy.
Photos courtesy North Pond Casting Pier

The Windy City boasts a colorful history of politicians, mobsters, architectural landmarks, and, most recently, the world champion Chicago Cubs. Many fly fishers around the country might . . .

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