Fighting Big Fish

Fighting Big Fish        by Dave Whitlock    Fly Fishing and Tying Journal Fall 2007   The successful conclusion of landing a really nice trophy fish on a fly can make our day, our year, or even be the fish of a lifetime …or it can break our heart if it’s lost. For […]

Temperate Bass

By Dave & Emily Whitlock         Fly Fisherman Magazine      Feb-Mar 2015   Temperate bass are a family of five gamefish that are strong, incredibly aggressive and beautiful fly-eating prizes. They are found in many parts of the United States in both still and flowing water ….   Continue to article

Panfish – part one

By Dave Whitlock     Fly Fisherman Magazine     July 1991.   In 49 or our 50 states warm and cool-water panfish are more widespread and more eager to bite than trout or bass.  And there’s so much more to catching them than you can imagine. Read more

Whitlock’s Emerger System – Top to Bottom

Whitlock Emerger System – Top to Bottom By Dave & Emily Whitlock  ·  Fly Fisherman Magazine – Fly Fishing Made Easy 2015 Most of us remember times when a stream appeared totally devoid of fish, then a “hatch” began and the river boiled with rising trout. When trout see these aquatic insects emerging from the stream […]

Traditional Wet Flies – Fly Fisherman Magazine Nov 2011

  Traditional Wet-fly Tactics By Dave & Emily Whitlock  ·  Fly Fisherman Magazine November   ·  2011 Sometimes it can be just as rewarding and stimulating to experience history and tradition, as it is to discover something new. About ten years ago my fly-fishing enjoyment and success was significantly improved when a close friend, Davy […]

Stalking the Golden Ghost – Fly Fisherman Magazine

Stalking the Golden Ghost by Dave Whitlock   ·  July 1998  ·  Fly Fisherman Magazine Let’s create a super-fish for fly fishing in the 21st Century. It should be smart, selective, strong, fast, almost indestructible, and plentiful in clod, cool, warm, and tropical waters from coast to coast and border to border. This super-fish should never […]