Jason Akl News & Tips

News & Tips: Have Some Fun & Fly Fish for Bluegills, The Seasons, The Patterns, The Presentation...
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Have Some Fun & Fly Fish for Bluegills, The Seasons, The Patterns, The Presentation

While many fly anglers start their fly-fishing endeavors by honing their skills and practicing their technique…
News & Tips: Outfish Ice Jigs With This Hand-Tied Fly...
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Outfish Ice Jigs With This Hand-Tied Fly

The arrival of ice on your favorite lakes and ponds does not mean that you should store away your fly box for the…
News & Tips: 5 Strange Fly Tying Materials that Really Work...
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5 Strange Fly Tying Materials that Really Work

A common misconception amongst inexperienced fly tiers is that prepped materials are the only ones worthy of a place by…
News & Tips: 3 Ice Fishing Secrets for Lake Superior Smallmouth...
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3 Ice Fishing Secrets for Lake Superior Smallmouth

Itching for summer smallmouth action? No need to wait until ice-out to battle trophy bronzebacks. With many fish over…
The right scissors are an essential piece of fly tying equipment. ...
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How to Select the Perfect Scissors for Fly Tying

With many different types of scissors available to the avid fly tier, trying to pick out a quality pair is not as easy…
News & Tips: Protect Your Investment: A Guide to Winterizing Your Fly Gear...
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Protect Your Investment: A Guide to Winterizing Your Fly Gear

If you are not lucky enough to live in an area that has a year-round trout fishery, then winterizing your fly gear…
News & Tips: Think Thread Doesn’t Matter When Tying Flies? Learn How to Pick the Right Thread for the Job...
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Think Thread Doesn’t Matter When Tying Flies? Learn How to Pick the Right Thread for the Job

Many fly tiers won’t skimp when it comes to purchasing fly tying materials such as hackles or dubbing for fly tying but…
News & Tips: 3 Factors You Should Consider When Buying a Fly Tying Bobbin...
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3 Factors You Should Consider When Buying a Fly Tying Bobbin

Over my years in fly tying, I have been lucky enough to test nearly all fly tying bobbins. There are so many different…
News & Tips: How to Pick the Best Deer Hair for Tying Flies...
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How to Pick the Best Deer Hair for Tying Flies

The uses for deer hair in fly tying are almost endless. Spinning, stacking and layering deer hair are just a few…
News & Tips: What to Wear When Fishing So You Don’t Freeze Your Tail Fin Off...
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What to Wear When Fishing So You Don’t Freeze Your Tail Fin Off

It’s hard to beat the bite of fall trolling for salmon and trout when the weather and water turn cold. As hot as the…
News & Tips: How to Tie Killer Streamers for Fall Brown Trout Fishing...
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How to Tie Killer Streamers for Fall Brown Trout Fishing

With fall underway, the cold weather and high water means brown trout are in full swing with their migration back into…
News & Tips: Read the Weeds for Unbelievable Fall Pike Fishing...
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Read the Weeds for Unbelievable Fall Pike Fishing

In some respects the fall fishing season can be difficult for anglers because of cold weather, rough water and the weed…