Fishing Alone by Akasha Bopp

I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but I know that I have stayed home when I could have gone fishing because a friend has had to pull out of the trip.  Sometimes my day away has been quickly filled with the “honey do” list around the home and yard.  Sometimes the…

Favorite Fishing Knot with Pat Ehlers

I’m often asked what’s my favorite knot for tying a fly to a leader.  With few exceptions I use the No-Slip Loop Knot, also known as the Rapala Knot.  About the only time I don’t use this versatile knot is fishing small dry flies and nymphs for trout. The No-Slip Knot is strong, and easy…

Dealing with Fly Line Twist by Pat Ehlers

If you fly fish, line twist is something you will encounter at some point.  Line twist is that annoying coiling of your fly line that leads to tangles and really messes with your casting.  No matter how good your line is or how good a caster you are the potential of dealing with line twist…