Hellgrammite, The King Kong of Aquatic Insects

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I WAS ON THE WATER TROUT FISHING THE OTHER DAY, WHEN MY BUDDY ERIK ASHLIN SAID, "IT WAS JUST ABOUT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WHEN ALL THE HELLGRAMMITES BEGAN CRAWLING INTO THE SHALLOWS TO BEGIN THEIR PUPATION. Let me flip over a rock and see if...

Better Down Stream Presentations & Drifts

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HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN TROUT FISHING AND SPOTTED A BIG TROUT POSITIONED DOWN AND ACROSS STREAM OF YOU FEEDING? I know I've seen it plenty of times on the water, and it always seems like those fish are always positioned just out of reach...

Sunday Classic / Take the Time to Research Your Boat Ramps

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It's really easy to get excited about a last minute trip when your buddy calls and says the fish are biting and then not take the time to research the logistics of where you're going to be fishing. Much of the time things work out...

The Only Two Caddis Pupa Patterns I Really Need to Carry

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Caddisflies, who doesn't love them? I can assure you trout sure do. Tying a caddisfly imitation on, is usually not a bad move on any trout water you visit. Globally, there's thousands of different species of caddisflies, and that fact alone, one could argue caddisflies...

Feel the Tarpon Burn

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The first step in landing a big tarpon is getting a really good hook set. If your hook fails to penetrate the hard boney mouth of the tarpon, it almost always will be spit out after the first or second jump. My previous trip to the...