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    Sticky: PRESENTATION - Neil - Aug 3, 2015

    PRESENTATION


    Presentation, it's a word that we hear often in the fly fishing world but one that most experienced fly fishers will tell you is the most neglected part of most anglers skill set....
  2. Sticky: AMATO PUBLICATIONS - Magazine Review - Aug 3, 2015

    AMATO PUBLICATIONS


    There is a lot of good (and some bad) information for fly fishing on the Internet. Sometimes though there is just no substitute for good old fashioned paper. If you are...
  3. Sticky: A REAL FLY FISHING RIG - Whipfinish - Aug 3, 2015

    A REAL FLY FISHING RIG


    Recently while discussing fly fishing with a friend, he brought up the fact that he was thoroughly disgusted with fly fishing. He had bought an entry level rod and reel...
  4. Sticky: AN UNEXPECTED LOCATION - Panfish - Aug 3, 2015

    AN UNEXPECTED LOCATION


    I had received permission to go to pond that is not available a lot, and since the fishing urge was strong I packed up my gear for a day of fishing. Previously it has not...
  5. Sticky: Saltwater Chronicles #24 - EOTG - Aug 3, 2015

    Saltwater Chronicles #24


    Another one of the most popular species of saltwater gamefish that tops the saltwater fly fisher's dream list are Permit. For best opportunities at this species I...
  6. Sticky: SUNRISE. A NEW ADVENTURE BEGINS - EOTG - Aug 3, 2015

    SUNRISE. A NEW ADVENTURE BEGINS


    Many times I have watched the sunrise over the Spring Creeks of Paradise Valley, and marveled over the first awakening of the of the spring creek, that first...
  7. Sticky: TWENTY SALMON FLIES - Book Review - Aug 3, 2015

    TWENTY SALMON FLIES


    All through the summer of 2013, though I was busy guiding, my interests for Atlantic Salmon Flies were lingering and growing in my mind. As September rolled around my guiding...
  8. 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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    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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    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...
  11. 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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    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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  25. 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...
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