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5 Essential Fly Fishing Tips for Being More Productive in the Winter

While winter might not seem like the best time to be standing in water in pursuit of trout, our finned friends brave the cold and are there for taking to those hardy few willing to brave the elements. Tactics change with the season, however, and nowhere is that more apparent...

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4 Simple Methods to Master the Art of Unsnagging your Fly

No one likes losing their flies to the river, but it’s a part of fly fishing whether you’re a rookie or an expert. Your natural instincts will take over and tell you to try and force the snag free, but this often results in losing your entire rig...

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5 Spring Fly Fishing Tactics and Flies

For most of us, spring means warm weather and abundant hatches. From Pennsylvania to California, you'll start to see stoneflies, dark-toned mayflies, and caddis coming off. Spring offers so much action and plenty of thrills between seeing that first rise to watching that trout engulf your perfect presentation. But with...

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How to Nymph in the Winter

"This might be a stupid question, but can you fly fish in the winter?" I've been asked this question more times than I can count and the answer is YES, you can go fly fishing in the winter! While some would gawk in utter disbelief that anyone would actually enjoy standing...

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Four Easy Fly Fishing Lessons For Fall

Trout are spawning and steelhead are coming up to chase the salmon spawn before staging themselves. All said and done, the fall is an incredible time for fly fishing! There are many techniques for catching trout, salmon, and steelhead that fall fishing presents. The animalistic nature of pre-spawn fish will often...

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How To Fish Meaty Flies And Articulated Streamers

Everyone loves “meat” flies. I’m no exception -- I love swingin’ meat to t-rex sized fish. When I first got into streamers, I loved the idea of going after those dino sized trout you can’t get with a 22 sized BWO. But now, let’s face it, it’s an addiction. Years ago,...

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How to Handle Trout Without Harming Them

By Colton Orbaker We know by your expression, hooting, and hollering, that you are excited about the fish you just landed. You must remember, however, to celebrate your pursuit in a way that is respectful and courteous to the fish. Trout are actually somewhat delicate you know! Here are some helpful tips on how...

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3 Simple Steps to Choose the Right Fly

By Colton Orbaker Ever try picking out the right fly? No, no, I get it. It’s tough. Conditions are always changing and it always seems nearly impossible to pick the perfect fly for the job. But, it can be so easy. I actually use a simple 3 step process to pick mine. In fact, 80% of...

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