Flies have been made from a wide variety of materials, ranging from feathers to foam, mylar strips to peacock herl, hair to metal beads and chenille to rabbit fur.
Freelance writer Doug Nielsen is a conservation educator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. His “In the Outdoors” column, published Thursday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is not affiliated with or endorsed by the NDOW. Any opinions he states in his column are his own.
During the past decade or so, kayak fishing has become one of the fastest growing segments of the recreational fishing world.
It continues to develop as the years go by. Larry Hanson, of Henderson, began working on his big fish story when he purchased his first boat in 1997.
The Utah DWR expended $250,000 to rescue the Panguitch Lake trout fishery from the notorious Utah Chub in May 2006 only to recently see the Chub return.
Words and phrases that are just part of an experienced angler’s daily conversation are like a foreign language to our kids or friends who are just getting started.
If you missed out on obtaining a tag to hunt big game in Nevada, you’re not out of luck yet. Arizona and Utah are both accepting applications for fall hunting seasons.
Visitation at some locations will be reduced, but crowded conditions will still be part of the outdoor experience.
Well camouflaged, rattlesnakes can be hiding in the habitat on your hikes along Southern Nevada’s trails. Their presence requires a vigiliance when out in nature.
The National Park Service is using what it described as a phased approach to increasing access on a park-by-park basis.
Each angler has his personal preferences when it comes to baits. Those preferences determine how many rods they use and how they are rigged at the start of the day.
Fishing falls within the realm of allowable outdoor activity, but anglers are expected to follow the same social-distancing guidelines as everybody else.
Hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation opportunities would be created at 97 national wildlife refuges and nine national fish hatcheries.
If the COVID-19 outbreak has you staying home for Nevada, perhaps now is the time to take up a new hobby.
While many are adjusting to the new normal, important parts of an outdoor life continue as they always have, or at least as they have for decades.
One thing is certain about life in the coronavirus world, and that’s change. And for outdoor enthusiasts, the past week has been one of significant change.