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The Problem with Fishing Stereotypes (AKA Profiling)

The Problem with Fishing Stereotypes (AKA Profiling)

May 20, 2020

Jay observes stereotyping amongst different types of fishermen, and sagely urges us to respect one another's approach to this fun sport, appreciate and learn from our differences, and keep fishing fun for everyone.

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Just Fish

Just Fish

May 12, 2020

When we are young, we all have fun, no matter how we fish.  As we get older, things change.  All this happens so gradually; well, how do we feel now that the world is set upon by Covid-19?

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The Most Important Piece of Fishing Gear

The Most Important Piece of Fishing Gear

May 12, 2020

I reeled in my line, and to my horror, my hook was bent a good 30 degrees. My hook had failed me. Everything else, from the idea to fish this spot, to my drift, to my hook set, and finally my tippet and rod selection were perfect, but I had neglected the most important element of the entire pursuit. Ken looked at my hook and shook his head in empathetic disappointment. “How could you! You know better than that!” And the worst part was, I did. Don’t be like me. Choose a hook that will penetrate into meat and withstand the tension of the biggest fish that you hope to catch.

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What we can learn from Borax, Jell-O, and a size 22 Adams

What we can learn from Borax, Jell-O, and a size 22 Adams

May 06, 2020

Now if you’re a salmon, steelhead or trout angler, you’ll immediately know the “why” to this puzzle. If you fish for bass, crappie, snook, tarpon, or dorado, to name but a few, the correlation between borax and salmon might not be quite so clear.  

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Why Fish?

Why Fish?

May 06, 2020

Jay Nicholas ponders why we fish, the various ways we engage in fishing, and what unites them-and us-all.

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Fish Desirability

Fish Desirability

May 06, 2020

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Improving Fish Handling

Improving Fish Handling

May 06, 2020

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The Magic of Fishing in the Rain

The Magic of Fishing in the Rain

May 01, 2020

Master fisherman Ben Paull shares his observations on the magical effect of fishing both in the rain and after the rain. Since we can see rain coming for days or weeks in advance, instead of letting rain ruin your fishing trip, consider altering or totally changing your plan to take advantage of the rain. Ben shares many personal, vivid examples of his success while fishing in the rain.

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Timing

Timing

April 06, 2020

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Redfish

Redfish

April 03, 2020

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From Salmon to Snook

From Salmon to Snook

March 24, 2020

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How-To Videos

How-To Videos

December 04, 2019

How-To Videos from Fair Flies. Instructional and educational videos on techniques for using our brushes as well as some basics to use on every fly you tie.

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