Spring is one of the best times of the year to get out and catch trout. The fish are hungry and often congregated in large groups, making it easy to catch one fish after another, once you have found them. As the ice melts, lots of aquatic invertebrates are loosened into the water. Fish are […]
The most common complaint I get from people starting out fly fishing is the expense of getting all the gear they need to get started. This often deters people from ever starting the sport, which is really unfortunate. Good fly fishing gear often costs an arm and a leg, that is, if you are not a guide or an industry pro.
Katherine Grand describes this post as the first in her series of “Laughing, Crying and Screaming — Memoirs of an Outdoorswoman.” She tells the story of how she performs a 10-point belly flop into a cold Colorado river in an effort to retrieve a trout. Thank God her hubby brought along his clothes intended for a donation to the local charity shop, or she’d have been left out in the cold with only her wet waders!
Outdoor weddings are becoming more and more popular these days, as are themed weddings. One of my husband’s cousins had a medieval wedding complete with handmade costumes for everyone that was spectacular. More and more people are reflecting their interests in their ceremonies rather than just sticking to tradition. In the hunting world, camouflage weddings […]
I first saw the Korkers Chrome boots last year at the 2010 IFTD (International Fly Tackle Dealer) show, where they won Best New Product. At that point, I was absolutely determined to get a pair. The first pair of wading boots I ever owned were a pair of Korkers I had bought at a sporting […]
Spending the extra money for a fly rod that you can get repaired or replaced will save you money in the long run – rather than buying cheap products again and again. Katherine Browne gives tips on taking care of your fly rods and making sure you purchase fly rods with warranties.
During the National Archery Buyers Association (NABA) trade show this year, I sat with the friendly folks at Hawke Sport Optics. I had never heard of this company before because they are relatively new to the U.S., but they have a long history in Europe and an excellent reputation there. I had just purchased my […]
DamselFly Fisher just concocted a new tongue twister with that headline … but little did she know when she asked her hairdresser to “tie one on” — a feather, that is — in her hair, that she was contributing to the shortage of feathers for her fellow fly fishers!
“I always find it funny when clients tell me they had a nibble. There are no nibbles in fly fishing – only grabs and spits,” writes DamselFly Fisher, aka Katherine Browne. You’ll want to learn more about how to catch monster trout, from our resident fly-fishing guide in Colorado.
As an employee of Prois Hunting Apparel, I am lucky to have the majority of our apparel to try out in the field. I can speak from experience when helping our customers pick which items best suit their needs and advise them on temperature ranges, layering systems, camo patterns, and all other concerns and needs as they arise. Though it hasn’t yet been scientifically proven, I am a firm believer that wearing camo fishing improves your ability to move in closer to the fish in many situations. Read my suggestions on layering Prois apparel for comfort in extreme fishing conditions.
Read Katherine Browne’s review of Redington’s Chena River Waders for women, and why even though her waders tend to have short, painful lifespans, she would recommend them to both aspiring female flyfishers and more experienced anglers.
As a fly fishing guide, Katherine Browne demands more from a fly fishing pack than the average person. Read why she loves Fishpond’s Shooting Star chest/backpack, which Fishpond describes as “a large volume backpack with the rugged and guide-tested Windwalker-style chestpack . . . sized for the steep and long treks into remote and crowdless terrain.”
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