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Tight Lines: the beauty of the belly boat

...provides. Being so near the lake, it enables us to experience each ripple of water, every breath of wind. And, for the fly fisher, it allows us an up-close and personal look at the organisms swimming around us - food for the fish and food for thought...
Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question

...deep, 25 feet or more, requiring a lot of weight even for spincasters and a heavy sinking line and weighted flies for fly fishers. Their preferred foods, says Dean, include snails, sticklebacks and sculpins. Our local Arctic char do not reach particularly...
Breast cancer survivors fly fish as therapy

...often say it's difficult to raise their arms above a certain point for some time afterward.Kreft, who has been a fly fisher for 20 years, said right after her double mastectomy, she couldn't even lift a shirt over her head. She could only...
Tight Lines: Ice fishing can be cool winter fun

...paraphernalia - that hovering over a frozen hole has never really been my favorite outdoor activity. Perhaps it's the fly fisher in me. I'm a fly fishing devotee precisely because it is so proactive: constantly moving, seeking out where fish...
Tight Lines: Looking for a new way to fool fish

...confident will produce results."It's not just the hard tackle and bait crowd that is seeking the latest and greatest. Fly fishers and fly-tyers are some of the most innovative anglers around. "I'm always on the lookout for new materials...
An Outdoor View: Long Live the King end is attached to a 9-weight fly rod and the other end to a 30-pound salmon.The International Federation of Fly Fishers' "Tips for Catch & Release" brochure advises anglers to "Use tackle and line strong enough to bring fish in quickly...
Tight Lines: Peninsula lakes offer early season action

...lead-head" to easily switch from dry fly fishing to wet. Because dry fly fishing is only occasionally an option, fly fishers may want to carry a sink-tip or full sinking line, which is fished with a shorter leader of approximately four feet...
Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited & Sportsman's Warehouse host fly tying session work your way up to the level where you get the most enjoyment from what you're doing and for me and a lot of fly fishers learning how to start out then tying your own flies and maybe eventually rod building and all the elements incorporated...
Tight Lines: Humpy fishing hot on the lower Kenai

...choice, Szarzi said, as anglers have been having good success with small clumps of salmon roe and small spinners. Fly-fishers have reported success with egg patterns, beads and Muddler Minnow patterns. The limit on these streams for dollies...
The Tying Nun: Sister Corley lands more than fish with her casts

...impatient, it's the teachers. Kids love and want to learn this sport once introduced.'' Sister Corley banded with fly fishers Barry Borger, Pete Parker and Terry Looper to build an organization to promote youth fly-fishing and tying, based...


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