Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing: The Popper-Dropper Rig

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Like a lot of kids, I spent most of my adolescent summers chasing bass and bream on the local creeks and ponds in my area. Most days, a single rubber-legged popper tied to the end of my leader, was all that I needed to catch...



Look More and Fish Less on Small Streams

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By Kent Klewein Your odds of a hookup skyrocket when you see the fish before you cast. When I'm not in my drift boat on the river I'm wading fishing on small streams. Most large rivers don't provide much sight-fishing opportunities for the fly angler unless they...



Small Flies For Big Steelhead

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“Most people think, to catch a big fish you have to tie on a Woolly Bugger.” - Christopher Guest Every year some fly fishing magazine publishes an article about fishing small flies for big fish. The quote above, from Christopher Guest’s 2000 film “Best In...



Sunday Classic / The Bite Of The Venomous Brown Trout Or, Stopping Fishfinger

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WE THINK OF TROUT AS PURE. Perfect creatures born of virgin waters. Incapable of anything unclean. So, I wasn't especially concerned the other day when a nice twenty-one inch male brown, from the Delaware, bit the ever living shit out of me. I knew I was likely...



Listen to the Fish

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Sometimes all fly fisherman need to do to find success when their not having luck is slow down, and take the time to listen to the fish. Trout can't speak to us in words, but they do often provide us with subtle clues from their behavior...