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The Fishing Library contains hundreds of articles covering nearly every aspect of angling imaginable. Whether you're a fly fishing guru, panfish fanatic, or searching for the next world-record bass, we've got the information you need to make the most of your time on the water.

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Rapala Tournament Touch Screen Scale - 15-pound
Rapala Tournament Touch Screen Scale - 15-pound (howto)
An affordable touch screen quality with fisherman friendly features.

Being a Good Boat Partner
Being a Good Boat Partner (howto)
Here are a few reminders the next time you go out on your fishing buddy's boat to fish. Follow these simple rules of fishing etiquette and it's likely you'll be asked back.

Spring and Summer Rainbows on Scuds
Spring and Summer Rainbows on Scuds (howto)
Next time you head out for trout, consider making scuds part of your fly fishing bait. Here are a few tips to finding scuds during the spring and early summer months.

Fishing Tandem Rigs
Fishing Tandem Rigs (howto)
Multiple-lure rigs can be used to catch a variety of fish. Though it can be a hassle to assemble, cast and keep untangled, tandem lures aren't that difficult to use when rigged properly.

Topwater Tactics for Spotted Seatrout
Topwater Tactics for Spotted Seatrout (howto)
The key to getting quality spotted seatrout are long casts with topwater plugs. Here a few tricks to haul in the "spotsides."

Boat Launch Etiquette
Boat Launch Etiquette (howto)
Help make the boat launch experience another part of a great day on the water with these tips.

Tying the Egg Sucking Leech
Tying the Egg Sucking Leech (howto)
Just like the Wooly Bugger, the Egg Sucking Leech is one of the top producing steamer flies. Here are some tips on how and when to use it, and how to create your own.

Science of Sound — How Fish Hear
Science of Sound — How Fish Hear (howto)
Uncovering the secrets to sound can help put more fish in the boat.

Spinning Deer Hair
Spinning Deer Hair (howto)
Learn how to spin and trim deer hair for bass bugs, hoppers, and terrestrials with these step-by-step instructions.

Tying the Stimulator
Tying the Stimulator (howto)
Step-by-step tying Instructions with photos for the Stimulator fly pattern.

Tying the Caddis Poopah
Tying the Caddis Poopah (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos for the Caddis Poopah.

Tying the Blue Wing Olive (BWO)
Tying the Blue Wing Olive (BWO) (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos for the Blue Wing Olive (BWO) Dry Fly

Cold Weather Tactics for White River Trout
Cold Weather Tactics for White River Trout (howto)
Catching huge brown trout is the stuff of many anglers' dreams, and Arkansas' White River is where dreams become reality.

The Slack-Leader Cast
The Slack-Leader Cast (howto)
Lefty Kreh demonstrates how to make a controlled soft cast using the slack-leader cast technique.

Trout Fishing Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Trout Fishing Great Smoky Mountain National Park (howto)
With over 2,000 miles of breathtaking streams and three different species of trout, every family vacation to Great Smoky Mountain National Park should include at least one day of fly fishing.

Off-Season Kenai Kings
Off-Season Kenai Kings (howto)
Landing Trophy Chinook Between Runs

Kasilof Kings & Cook Inlet Halibut
Kasilof Kings & Cook Inlet Halibut (howto)
With two adjoining bodies of water, Kasilof kings and Cook Inlet halibut can be boated in the same day.

Small Stream Fly-Fishing Tactics
Small Stream Fly-Fishing Tactics (howto)
Has your favorite river been inundated with canoes this summer? Avoid the crowds by seeking out smaller streams.

Chinook Salmon on Alaska's Kenai River
Chinook Salmon on Alaska's Kenai River (howto)
The Kenai River is the most famous river in Alaska -- and quite possibly the entire world -- for Chinook salmon. If an Alaskan salmon trip is in your future, read the following article to find out the best times and tactics for monster kings.

Scout for Trout
Scout for Trout (howto)
Fly fishing success often hinges on proper scouting. Once you've gathered the details, only then is it time to rush to the stream.

Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph
Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos.

Tying the Wooly Bugger
Tying the Wooly Bugger (howto)
Step-by-step tying instructions with photos

Inline Spinner Trout Tactics
Inline Spinner Trout Tactics (howto)
When flies don't seem to be working, a quick switch to spinners can often produce immediate results.

Fall's Fly Fishing Frenzy
Fall's Fly Fishing Frenzy (howto)
The leaves are changing – so should you.

Summer Trout Tactics
Summer Trout Tactics (howto)
When summer temperatures soar, you must adapt if you want to hook and land trout. Try these tactics to beat the heat and catch summer trout.

Canoe and Kayak Trolling Tactics
Canoe and Kayak Trolling Tactics (howto)
Canoes and kayaks provide a silent, stealthy method for fishing smaller waters. Moreover, the surge-and-drift movement of these crafts across the water's surface imparts a deadly action on the baits being trolled.

Change Up for Brook Trout
Change Up for Brook Trout (howto)
There's nothing like a small backwoods lake, especially when fishing it for the very first time. You rarely see another angler, and you're rewarded with a sense of adventure, solitude, and discovery that's hard to beat.

Ice Fishing for Lake Trout
Ice Fishing for Lake Trout (howto)
Pack your bobbing gear and ice shelter and travel to the Chequamegon Bay area. Not only do big lakers await you, but the breathtaking scenery does too.

Early Spring Fly Fishing
Early Spring Fly Fishing (howto)
Early spring puts many outdoorsmen back into a fly-fishing state of mind. For some it provides a much needed break from the monotony of winter. For others it's the perfect time to tune-up fly fishing skills.

Keeping a Fishing Log
Keeping a Fishing Log (howto)
Finding the pattern is crucial to consistent success, and the best way to expose patterns is by learning to keep and use a fishing log. Here's how.

Glowing Jigs
Glowing Jigs (howto)
Adding specialty tackle such as glowing jigs to your arsenal can give you the upper hand with finicky fish.

Planning a Fishing Trip
Planning a Fishing Trip (howto)
Planning a fishing trip isn't much different than any other vacation or multi-day outing.

Jerkin' Tailwater Trout
Jerkin' Tailwater Trout (howto)
Trout fishing below our nation's hydroelectric dams can be phenomenal.

Uncle Sam's Trout
Uncle Sam's Trout (howto)
Public-access fishing on American military land holds lots of wild country, lots of rules and regulations, and hard-earned fish.

First Ice Splake
First Ice Splake (howto)
Fishing for Splake is often the best during the first few weeks just after the lake freezes.

Using The Three-Way Rig
Using The Three-Way Rig (howto)
The way a three-way rig can be fished is only limited by your imagination and innovation as an angler.

The Lost Brook Trout of New Zealand
The Lost Brook Trout of New Zealand (howto)
The world-class rainbow and brown trout fisheries get all of the glory and attention, yet the brook trout of New Zealand is a footnote of a fish.

Summer Hoppers and Brown Trout
Summer Hoppers and Brown Trout (howto)
Hopper patterns are basically large dry flies that require no soft, subtle presentation.

Pocket Water Trout Fishing
Pocket Water Trout Fishing (howto)
The answer to catching trophy trout is sometimes as easy as taking a hop, skip and a short climb.

Mooching for Salmon
Mooching for Salmon (howto)
On the west coast from California to Alaska, moochers can be found fishing for salmon.

Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones (howto)
Stoneflies require well-oxygenated, high quality water, making their prime habitat fast, riffled stretches of pristine river.

Catching Cutthroat Trout
Catching Cutthroat Trout (howto)
The cutthroat trout is regarded by some as one of the best species to target with a fly rod.

The Wet Fly Swing
The Wet Fly Swing (howto)
The wet fly swing is a technique for the beginner and the veteran alike.

Winter Trout Tactics
Winter Trout Tactics (howto)
This winter season could be a fly angler's best opportunity of the year to catch a true trophy-sized trout.

Dry and Wet-Fly Line Mending Techniques
Dry and Wet-Fly Line Mending Techniques (howto)
While mending isn't a technique quickly mastered, it is a skill that serious fly anglers need to digest in order to make the most realistic presentations possible.

Gearing Up for Ice Fishing
Gearing Up for Ice Fishing (howto)
Although the season may be a couple of months away, now is the best time to take an inventory of your tackle and equipment.

Brook Trout Basics
Brook Trout Basics (howto)
Of all the trout species available, catching brook trout on flies is some of the best action anglers will see during the long summer months.

The Best Bet for Brown Trout
The Best Bet for Brown Trout (howto)
A good understanding of the fish's behaviors and plenty of time out on your favorite waters will help give you a shot at landing a true lunker of a brown.

Fishing For Steelies
Fishing For Steelies (howto)
A mystical fish to most anglers, the steelhead can be a very elusive prey to inexperienced fisherman.

Discover the Joy of Small-Stream Trout
Discover the Joy of Small-Stream Trout (howto)
Come take a walk off the beaten path and reap the rewards that small-stream fishing can offer.


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