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2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Craig Wilson HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Mary Alice Monroe is standing thigh-deep in the Dry River, which is anything but. The previous night's rain has swollen the stream that runs through Riven Rock Park outside of town here. It's not the best conditions for fly-fishing. Her guide already has told her that fishing today is going to be a "real challenge." In fact, Monroe just caught her line in a tree. "Now I know how Mia felt!" she yells over the roar of the rushing water. "This is more...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

GRAYLING, Mich. _ If you're among those who've decided to vacation in Michigan rather than make more expensive trips out of state, and you also happen to like trout fishing, you probably couldn't pick a better year. Rain and cool temperatures aren't the stuff of a tourism promoter's dreams, but they're just what the doctor ordered for making trout and trout anglers happy. It might have been late July, but the air temperature was 63 and the water 55 on a recent trip on the Manistee River...

2008-07-23 15:01:00

The summer weather may be too hot to fly fish, but this fall the weather will cool. But you have bigger problems. The fishing rod broke in transit and you discovered the damage on the river bank. How miserable to watch the fish bite other lines. There are protective tubes meant to keep fly fishing rods safe during travel or shipping. The SporTube Airline/Travel Tube is a hard-shell case designed to hold fly fishing rods. The SporTube can protect two 3- or 4-piece nine foot rods and...

2008-07-23 09:00:39

Fishing hot spot: Blue River * Why here? The river is dropping and clear; trout are rising. * What's hot? Caddis have been hatching from Dillon Dam to Green Mountain Reservoir; midges, pale-morning-duns and green drakes also are on the water. * Fly box: Elk-Hair-Caddis, PMD and green-drake dry flies; Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear and Prince Nymphs. * Best times: Caddis hatch in the mornings and afternoons, PMDS in the mornings and green drakes in the afternoon. * How to get there: From...

2008-07-18 18:00:23

SALMON have taken advantage of summer flood conditions to move well upstream in both the River Usk and River Wye. Grant Holmes caught his first salmon, a 15lb fish that rose to a fly, when he fished the Glanwye beat and two other anglers caught fish here. Other stretches of the Wye where salmon were landed included the Rocks, Gromain and Golden Mile beats. River Usk salmon have been going over the weir at Brecon and several fish have been caught at Talybont. Cardiff Reservoirs Fly...

2008-07-14 09:00:36

I learned the basics of line and tackle fishing from my late uncle Oscar Portuondo, first in Cuba and then in Miami, where my husband and I often joined him at his favorite fishing spots on the bay side of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park or the old Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge. My uncle was a man of the tropical sea, but I know he would have found great joy in the sweet, cold-water bounty of the Delaware River Valley in Pennsylvania, where I own a small vacation home. This beautiful...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Eric Sharp, Detroit Free Press Jul. 10--SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario -- Ted Williams, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, was also one of the world's best light-tackle anglers. And his picks for the top light-tackle fish were the tarpon, bonefish and Atlantic salmon. You'd have to travel 1,000 miles and spend a chunk of money to catch the first two. But for the next month or so, a tank of gasoline will take Michigan anglers to one of the best places in the world to tangle...

2008-07-06 15:00:15

A Hex, or if your Latin is good, a Hexagenia limbata, is a bomber- size Mayfly that shows up on Maine trout ponds in mid-summer, usually early July. For a trout, they area turkey dinner with all the fixins - a chance to get the most amount of food for the least amount of effort. To a trout-loving fly fishermen, a Hex hatch is an adrenaline rush- a sight to behold. In fact, like a solar eclipse or an expanse of northern lights in the winter sky, a true Hex hatch on a trout pond counts as one...

2008-07-05 18:00:11

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 5--It already was 65 degrees when I rolled out of bed just after dawn. The sun was barely peeking over the Columbia River rimrock, but most of the river in the John Day Pool still was in shadow. A heat wave was baking Eastern Washington, and I figured the smallmouth bass -- so abundant in the Columbia River -- would bite best early in the day. I rigged a fly rod with a floating popper fly -- and toted along a spinning rod as well. My...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Craig Wilson HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Mary Alice Monroe is standing thigh-deep in the Dry River, which is anything but. The previous night's rain has swollen the stream that runs through Riven Rock Park outside of town here. It's not the best conditions for fly-fishing. Her guide has already told her that fishing today is going to be a "real challenge." In fact, Monroe just caught her line in a tree. "Now I know how Mia felt!" she yells over the roar of the rushing water. "This is more...


Latest Fly fishing Reference Libraries

Australian Grayling, Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2 to 3 years and reach a length of roughly 7.9 inches. It has rarely been recorded up to 5 years of age...

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2007-04-10 16:32:44

The chub or European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. It frequents both slow and moderate rivers as well as canals and still waters of various kinds. The name chub also describes numerous other cyprinid fish in several North American genera, including Algansea, Erimystax, Gila, Hybopsis, Macrhybopsis, Nocomis, Notropis, and Semiotilus, as well as the unrelated sea chubs of the family Kyphosidae. It is also a regional name for fish such as Shortnose...

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