10 Things to Know Before Your First Season of Flyfishing

Fishing,

Inside Pursuit


You’ve seen them standing in the river, casting to and fro, and wondered what the fuss is about. You’ve seen your friends’ obsession. You’ve reckoned that a decent trout would put up an exciting fight on that light tackle. So here you are, at the dawn of your first season of flyfishing. As you’ll soon […]
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Never Lose Another Fish Fight Again

Fishing,

Inside Pursuit


Knots fail. Leaders snap. Lures pop free. Whatever the reason, if you spend enough time on the water, you’re going to lose fish—probably some big ones to boot. Even the pros suffer break-offs. But not too often, because they learn from their mistakes. Here, six of the best share some of those painful lessons so […]
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Blades of Glory: The Best Bladed Lures for Spring Fishing

Fishing,

Gear


How to catch more walleyes, bass, pike, and muskies on spinner rigs and bucktails Why do blades adorn so many different lures designed to catch so many different types of fish? Three reasons: flash, vibration, and sound. It doesn’t matter if it’s the tiny teardrop of a walleye spinner or the massive bangle on a […]
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THE GEAR WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Fishing,

Hunting


The claim, the Field Test, the Verdict… SAGE DART FLYROD The Claim: Sage’s small-water rod delivers small flies in tight spots with short casting distances. Field Test: Not only is my spot on the Pecos—and most of the rivers I fish—a longish approach, but it’s also small, but full of wild Brown and Cutthroat trout. So I’ve […]
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Breakout Hits: The 20 Best Fishing Tips for Early Spring

Fishing


Cabin fever driving you crazy? Our early season fishing guide is here to help. These expert tips will help you catch more bass, trout, bluegills, crappies, catfish, walleyes, and more Winter’s grip is loosening. You’re dying to fish. Unfortunately, those super-early-season bites can be the toughest to score thanks to cold, dirty water and sluggish […]
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Hidden Values of Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Conservation,

Fishing,

Hunting


There is so much more to those hunting and fishing licenses that we purchase through our state agencies.
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