Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pro Tips: Tom’s 5 Tips for Preparing for a Bonefish Trip


Written by: Phil Monahan

If you want to improve your chances of catching bonefish, work on the required
casting and angling skills before you head to the tropics.
Photo by Sandy Hays

I’ve watched even experienced trout anglers become frustrated, angry, and even embarrassed on bonefishing trips because they weren’t ready for the wind, difficult fish spotting, and unfamiliar directions given by a guide. Just a little preparation will make your. . .

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Short Casts 09.26.13


Written by: Phil Monahan

See several more macro trout images by George Novak on Derek Grzelewski’s blog.
Photo by George Novak

Editor’s Note: “First Casts” is a regular feature that highlights great fly-fishing content from around the Web—from how-to articles, to photo essays, to interesting reads.

Click “Read More” for all the great links.

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Video: Killer Fly-Fishing Mixtape from Cuba


Written by: Phil Monahan

Apparently, these are the outtake scenes from a video of a trip to Cuba by the folks at The Fly Fishing Nation. These are some pretty damned good scenes to end up on the cutting room floor. I’m glad that they decided to scoop them up and edit them together.

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Video: Volunteer Firefighters Rescue Trapped Dachshund


Written by: Phil Monahan

When a 4-year-old Dachshund named Precious fell down a groundhog hole outside her home in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, local volunteer firefighters responded with dedication. . .and lots of hard work. They worked for more than two hours, digging out behind a retaining wall, to free the. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Family That Fishes Together. . .


Written by: Phil Monahan

Catching an 18-inch brown during the San Juan Worm “hatch” is a good way to hook this 12-year-old for life!
Photos by Troy Dow

Blog reader Troy Dow of Oakton, Virginia sent in these great photos of his family fly fishing on Utah’s Provo River.

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