Written by: John Van Vleet
John Kaufmann is absolute hell on fly tackle. He’s a fly rod’s worst nightmare, but a fly shop’s favorite patron. Every spring, as he chases stripers up and down Cape Cod with reckless abandon, he snaps rods, explodes reels, and puts fly lines through what some might consider. . .
Orvis copywriter John Van Vleet (a.k.a. “JVV”)the guy who actually writes the fly-fishing catalogcaught this brute while fishing with rod designer Shawn. . .
The latest issue of The New Fly Fisher, from the folks who make the Canadian TV show of the same name, has got some great articles in it. Those who are looking forward to chasing Great Lakes steelhead will benefit from the wisdom of well-known guide Glen Hales. As usual, there’s also plenty of stillwater content, as well as. . .
Written by Joey Paxman
[Editor’s Note: Blog reader Joey Paxman sent in this killer photo and the story behind it this weekend. I love how all the elements come together to complete the saga and result in a great image that any angler would cherish.]
The first carp that I ever witnessed being caught with hook and a line was on a small bass pond near my mother’s house in Redding, California. I was spending the last hour of light throwing poppers to eager 12- to-15 inch largemouths, when a young boy showed up on. . .
Written by: Dan Frasier
This morning, my windshield was covered in thick dew—a sure sign of cooler nights gnawing at the hot days of summer. Fall will be here soon, cool and glorious and way too short. Winter will follow, locking down any real chance of fishing until late March. In South Dakota, where I live, the winters are. . .