Catching Big Trout Sometimes Takes Multiple Attempts

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By Kent Klewein Several times this past year guiding, my clients would miss a big fish opportunity during our fishing trip. Sometimes it would be because of a poor hook set, other times, it was completely out of their control by last second refusals or...

Don’t Gink it, Sink It

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By Kent Klewein Ever been on a trout stream during a blanket hatch and no matter how many times you drift your floating imitation over the rising fish, it's ignored? I've experienced this frustrating situation many times on the water. When this happened in the past, I...

Western Fly Guide for Eastern Anglers

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By Kent Klewein ARE YOU SITTING AT THE VISE DREAMING OF THAT BIG TRIP OUT WEST THIS SUMMER? I get asked all the time by eastern fly anglers heading out west for the first time, what fly patterns they should stock up on before they leave. What...

Realistic Flies Are Worthless Without Movement

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Worthless may be a little overboard, but there is some truth behind it. Every year new fly tying products burst onto the scene that are specifically designed for making our fly patterns look extra realistic. I’ll be the first to admit many of them are...

Use Birds to Quickly Locate Bait and Schools of Fish

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By Kent Klewein Certain times of the year in both freshwater and saltwater, anglers can use flocks of actively feeding birds to locate large concentrations of bait and fish. This was the case during my recent fly fishing trip with Capt. Joel Dickey. First thing, early in...