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  1. Sticky: THE ATLANTIC SALMON FLY - Book Review - Jul 6,2015

    THE ATLANTIC SALMON FLY


    Eventually I have learned this book (Chronicle Books, ISBN: 0-87701-800-6) is regarded as "voices" among those who are deeply involved in the world of Atlantic Salmon...
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    Sticky: TIS THE SEASON - Neil - Jul 6, 2015

    TIS THE SEASON


    Well, summer is here, the streams are low and clear, the trout are rising and the time has come to break out the gear and spend some quality time on your favorite water. However,...
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    Sticky: THE RIDE - Whipfinish - Jul 6, 2015

    THE RIDE






    The run looked good at the end of the big sweeper that had fallen with its top downstream. It was one of this last winter's victims, evident by the still green branches. As...
  4. Sticky: SALTWATER CHRONICLES #23 - EOTG - Jul 6, 2015

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES #23


    In this installment we will cover one of the most exciting classes of gamefish found in the ocean and that is the Billfish. We will cover the Swordfish, Sailfish, Blue...
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    Sticky: ANY COLOR - Panfish - Jul 06, 2015

    ANY COLOR


    With the possibility of rain the next few days it was another day to be out. I grabbed a 3 weight and a bamboo rod and headed out. I took six boxes of flies with me, and I went to a...
  6. Sticky: RITUALS (fiction) - Readers cast (Neil M. Travis) - July 6, 2015

    RITUALS (fiction)


    We bounced along the faint dirt path in my father?s old fishing car; an old panel truck that my father had converted into a fly fishing den on wheels. In the back was a...
  7. Sticky: TARGET FIXATION, THE ANGLER'S CURSE - EOTG - July 6, 2015

    TARGET FIXATION, THE ANGLER'S CURSE






    I arrived on my favorite spring creek to spend a few hours experimenting with some modified fly patterns that I had been toying with and I had in mind...
  8. Sticky: CATSKILL FLY FISHING CENTER - IN THE NEWS - Jul 06, 2015

    CATSKILL FLY FISHING CENTER






    Competitive Casting Competitions: The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, August 1 and 2, 2015. Casting competitions are not fly fishing competitions....
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    HOW TO FLYFISH - Book review - June 2015

    HOW TO FLYFISH


    I don't often get fly fishing books written by British anglers to review and when the publishers offered me a chance to review this book I was intrigued by the idea. The author...
  10. THE TROUT, THE ANGLER, AND THE BUGS (MAYFLIES) - Readers cast - June 2015

    THE TROUT, THE ANGLER, AND THE BUGS (MAYFLIES)


    In this column I shall endeavor to pass along some of the intimate knowledge about Mayflies that I have acquired. You might say that this...
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    RUN AND GUN - Panfish - June 2015

    RUN AND GUN


    It was the only day of the week that lots of rain was not forecast. That seemed to be a good reason to head for a pond. I don't mind fishing in the rain, but thunderstorms are a...
  12. Saltwater Chronicles (part 22) - EOTG - June 2015

    Saltwater Chronicles (part 22)


    One of the most popular species of saltwater gamefish that tops the saltwater fly fisher's dream list are bonefish. Though I have been told that during the months...
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    THE JOURNEY - Neil - June 2015

    THE JOURNEY


    "The journey is the destination," is a statement that I heard somewhere, a quote from some unknown author. [Even a Google search did not produce a certain source] Whatever the...
  14. THE SHOULDERS OF SLABS - Whipfinish - June 2015

    THE SHOULDERS OF SLABS


    Having chased trout and their species on both coasts and various points in between, it is easy to see why images of rising trout drive so many of us to the water. The...
  15. RETRIBUTION (fiction) - Readers Cast - Jun 2015

    RETRIBUTION (fiction)


    He was "The Man," at least in his own mind. In fact, being "The Man" was the most important thing in his life. He was "The Man" at the work place, at home, but mostly he...
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    OLD FRIENDS - Editorial - May 04, 2015

    OLD FRIENDS


    Over the years FAOL has been blessed to have many faithful sponsors. Conditions in the fly fishing industry have changed and most of our sponsors have moved to other venues. Many,...
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    FIRST TRIP OF 2015 - Panfish - May 04, 2015

    FIRST TRIP OF 2015


    I finally got my fishing license, and in Iowa when you turn 65 you can get a lifetime fishing license so I had to wait until my exact birthday to do it. The day arrived and I...
  18. SALTWATER CHRONICLES #21 - EOTG - May 04, 2015

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES #21


    One of the most popular species of saltwater gamefish that tops the saltwater fly fisher's dream list are bonefish. Though I have been told that during the months of...
  19. THROUGH DARK GREEN GLASS - Whipfinish - May 04, 2015

    THROUGH DARK GREEN GLASS


    It began as a struggle; an emotional struggle, mostly on my part. It was the first day my 11year old son was on the water with a full rig of his own on an opening day...
  20. ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES - Book Review - May 04, 2015

    ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES


    This book (Frank Amato Publications, Inc. ISBN: 1-57188-339-8) is very reading for every newbies in this subject. Alcott reviews pretty much every category: history,...
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    MAKING THE CUT - Neil - May 04, 2015

    MAKING THE CUT


    Making the cut is a term that one often hears in team sports in connection with players that have demonstrated that they have the talent and skills necessary to make the team....
  22. WONDER - Readers cast (Neil Travis) - May 2015

    WONDER


    Across the meadow a young red fox raised his head to watch me pass. His companion was asleep in the warm spring sun and upon my passing he joined his companion in peaceful sleep. Who was...
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    VARIABLE WEATHER - Panfish - Apr 2015

    VARIABLE WEATHER
    I had the cold that is going around town for a few days so I had to spend a few days to make sure it did not rebound. There were too many things scheduled for Saturday, so I...
  24. TREATISE OF FISHING WITH A FLY - Neil - Apr 2015

    TREATISE OF FISHING WITH A FLY
    In 1450 a manuscript entitled The Treatise of Fishing with an Angle, attributed to one Dame Juliana Berners, a nun and noblewoman. The first printed copy was included...
  25. SALTWATER CHRONICLES (part 20) - EOTG - Apr 2015

    SALTWATER CHRONICLES (part 20)
    n this installment we are going to sink our teeth into the Sharks that the angler might encounter while fishing in the saltwater and offer some suggestions on how to...
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