Fly Lines

The author’s longtime favorite bream rig is a TFO rod with an Allen reel, a $200 setup with lifetime warranties.

Gearing up for gobbules

Beginner or expert, budget tackle works
March 10 at 9:00am
The Squirmy Butt uses tailing material from the tentacles of a wormy ball.

New ‘worm’ order

Toy tentacles make a hot crappie fly
February 10 at 9:00am
David Karcher , 9, won the New Orleans Fly Fishers summer tournament with this hefty Rio.

And the Flocky goes to ....

The best of 2017 — plus coming attractions
January 10 at 9:00am
Fincognito is one of several brands that offer women’s fish leggings.

Fly-fishing gift ideas

Be a true friend of the angler .... Dilly, dilly!
December 10, 2017 at 9:00am
Even during his bout with cancer, Pete Cooper spent time pursuing his favorite fish.

For Pete’s sake — part deux

The late author’s tactics for fall flounder
November 10, 2017 at 8:00am
Dan Johnston with St. Croix demos the casting power and accuracy of their updated Imperial Series rod.

IFTD and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamreels

Great new toys coming this fall
September 10, 2017 at 9:00am
Kevin Tippet and Jerry Bourgeois of Team Marshaholics look for reds during the Mission 6 fly tournament in June.

Fly fishing tournament raises money for heroes

'MIssion' accomplished!
August 09, 2017 at 6:15pm
Kevin Cormier applied learned skills to subdue this nice bass on ultralight fly rod.

A day at the pond

A time to reflect and shore up experience
July 11, 2017 at 5:16pm
Don Lawler shows off one of his spoon flies made from reflective craft material.

Materials of opportunity

There are hidden treasures inside craft stores
June 10, 2017 at 9:00am
A growing number of CPR tournaments are recommending plastic grips for handling difficult or large fish.

A contested matter

As attitudes change, fly tournaments expand
May 09, 2017 at 3:25pm
Get into the fun of topwater strikes with the easy-to-cast Crease Fly.

In-Crease your odds

This fly brings topwater fun to the masses
April 07, 2017 at 4:00am
Our state might not have smallmouth bass like this, but we do have spotted bass, which are almost as much fun on fly rod.

Ask the Fly Fishing Answer Man

Test his brain — while he still has one
March 09, 2017 at 4:48pm
Once bitten, twice shy? Careful crappie give the Silli Butt a second try.

This fly has panfish scared silli

A prehistoric idea goes post-modern
February 01, 2017 at 7:00am