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The Moonshine Journal

3 Nymph Rigs to Know: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

3 Nymph Rigs to Know: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

Most of us can admit that if we had to choose our ideal fly-fishing scenario, it’d probably involve a dry fly. There’s nothing better than watching a trout sip a size-20 elk hair caddis off the surface, then watching the water explode in a frenzy. But, for those of us who want to catch fish regularly, the bread-and-butter technique is nymphing. It’s essential. But, nymphing can also be a little intimidating. There are far more ways to do it wrong than there are to do it right, and chances are we’ve all dealt with tangled lines, stuck flies, and all...

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Essential Flies for Winter Tying with Tim Cammisa

Angler Fly tying Winter Fishing

Essential Flies for Winter Tying with Tim Cammisa

In a recent article, we made an argument for winter fishing. As temperatures begin to drop, new opportunities arise for anglers that you may not have considered in the past. Winter, however, is also prime time for fly tying.

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Nymph Anglers, Rejoice: The New, Improved Epiphany is Here!

Nymph Anglers, Rejoice: The New, Improved Epiphany is Here!

There’s no better source of feedback than the Moonshine Community. We have thousands of hard-fishing anglers around the world who are kind enough to share what they love about our rods, as well as what could be improved. Who could ask for a better team of product testers? Our new, improved Epiphany is the direct result of this testing. If you’ve fished our flagship euronymphing rod, you have had a direct influence on its latest version—your voice has been heard and we couldn’t be more thankful. In short, it’s better in just about every way. It’s a fine-tuned nymphing machine,...

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The 5 Fundamentals of Winter Trout Fishing - Basics of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Trout Winter Fishing

The 5 Fundamentals of Winter Trout Fishing - Basics of Fly Fishing

Let’s all collectively accept the fact that winter is here. The drift boats are carefully tucked away for the season. Hot toddies have replaced margaritas. And those fly rod rigs may be collecting dust in the corner. But, before you think about putting them away for good, there is a glimmer of hope. Winter fishing isn’t traditionally known for being very productive, but it can offer some unique opportunities that summer and fall cannot.   In our winter fishing primer, we’re going to take a look at those opportunities. Depending on where you live and what your goals are, we’ve dug...

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Field Guide: The Fundamentals of Fly Fishing for Redfish

Angler Fishing Guide

Field Guide: The Fundamentals of Fly Fishing for Redfish

In our Field Guide series, we’re offering quick tips you can use on the water to catch more fish on the fly, species-by-species. In this edition: the adrenaline rush known as the redfish. On paper, it seems like the redfish was put on this earth for anglers. This may be a myopic way of looking at it, but it makes sense when you think about what it offers: accessibility, action, challenge, natural beauty, you name it. The redfish is known for its striking coloration and spotted tail, as well as for its tendency to cruise in shallow salt flats, ready...

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