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  • Orvis Reno offering free Fly Tying 101 classes Saturdays in February
    Orvis Reno offering free Fly Tying 101 classes in February, Fly Club too
    Have you always wanted to learn to tie your own flies but just couldn’t find the time? Well, Orvis Reno has spots available for its Free Fly Tying 101 classes in February. The popular classes filled up fast in January, but there are still...
  • Paper picnic products are displayed preceding July 4th
    Lure of the flies: Stinger hopes to make your picnic a "no fly" zone
    The number one complaint Fourth of July revelers have every year is not making sure the dog stays in the bun -- though yes, that is important -- but rather, keeping bugs and flies at bay. Or if you're not near a bay, at someone else's...
  • Controlling flies
    Raising rabbits; Getting control of flies
    Spring is here, and after the winter most of us experienced, many of us welcome the nice weather with open arms. With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of something else that anyone with rabbits, or other livestock know very well, flies. Now...
  • 9-year-old boy flies to Las Vegas without ticket, walks right through security
    9-year-old boy flies to Las Vegas without ticket, walks right through security
    A 9-year-old boy was discovered on a Delta flight from Minneapolis, Minn. to Las Vegas Thursday, when flight crew members became suspicious of his circumstances. Security footage points to the 9-year-old as having no ticket for the flight. Delta...
  • New World Army Screw Worm Fly lays eggs inside woman's head.
    Surgeons remove large flesh eating maggots from inside woman's head
    The Daily Mail reports a horrific story on Tuesday that could easily be made into a horror movie. While returning home from a trip to Peru, Rochelle Harris, 27, from Derby began experiencing headaches, face pains and something scratching inside...
  • Looking for a fly shop?
    Looking for a fly shop?
    With saltwater fly angling escalating in this area, it sometimes is hard to find the right fly, fly material, or equipment needed. That’s because of the amount of stock a fly shop needs to stock. What rod weight, line, flies and other...
  • Happy fish are the key to success when stalking carp
    Happy fish are the key to success when stalking carp
    Years ago, I read a Field and Stream article that equated flyfishing forcarp to dragging a piece of fried chicken through an old folks' center. '...if it looks good and moves slowly enough, something will eventually try to gum it to death....
  • How to get bit during a spring cold snap
    How to get bit during a spring cold snap
    A cold front can shut down the spring bass bite faster than me planning a fishing trip. We've all been there - reports of of big, prespawn bass feeding like pigs have been rolling in leftand right. You plan your trip, spend most of the night...
  • Fly Predators provide natural fly control
    Fly Predators provide natural fly control
    Flies are a fact of life around any farm or animal enclosure. Controlling the numbers usually involves spraying chemical pesticides that not only kill the flies but may also harm beneficial insects, birds, and other animals. A natural alternative...
  • Jerry Eshleman displays a brown in Utah
    Brown trout on the move in your favorite water
    Fall colors signal fly fishers that it is time to start chasing browns. This is the time where big browns come out of the depths and become a little careless. That simple fact means you'll have a better chance of catching a photo-worthy brown,...
  • Early season flows ideal for Memorial Day weekend opener in Yellowstone
    River conditions look stable for Yellowstone Park's Memorial Weekend opener
    A tour around Yellowstone last weekend showed promising conditions for opening day on Memorial Day weekend. The fact all rivers on the west side are not only very fishable and near clear already is both promising yet disappointing. That is the...
  • East Portal of the Gunnison
    Gunnison's East Portal worth the trip to Colorado
    Thinking of a new destination to fish this season? Well, a less-fished spot that's worth the 5-hour drive west from Denver alone is the East Portal on the Gunnison. Located in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, you'll feel...
  • Early thaw opens water, access to more trout
    Spring thaw underway along Colorado River
    Taking a tour around Colorado this week, I saw first hand that the thaw is underway with lots of open water developing. From this extended heat wave to a forecast calling for more 70s, 60s and 50s, it doesn't look like we are going to see much...
  • Capitalize on autumn's aggressive browns
    Capitalize on autumn's aggressive browns
    Fall or autumn? Whatever you call it, its a great time to be on the water. This is the time of year when brown trout let down their guard and will hit a multitude of flies. They hit some out of anger, some out of hunger and some just because they...
  • Fly pests
    Flying pest control tips
    One thing that some people forget to account for when planning their livestock business is the insect infestation. These pests reproduce at high rates, can carry diseases and are just plan annoying. If no action is taken you may find yourself...
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