Sunday Classic / Trout Utilize Shade Year Round and So Should Anglers

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When fly anglers bring up the topic of targeting shade in conversation for catching trout, most of the time they're talking about doing it during the dog days of summer. Although it's true that trout will regularly seek out shade (for cooler water) when water...

10 Tips to Keep You Catching Fish During Your Fly Fishing Travels

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It's easy to get out of your game when you're traveling and fly fishing a new piece of water. It has happened to me plenty of times, where I find myself fly fishing and going against all my fishing catching principles. Stick to what works...

RS2 – One of My Favorite Picky Trout Fly Patterns

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By Kent Klewein There's days when trout fishing is so slow, it seems like conditions couldn't possibly get any worse. You may find yourself questioning if any trout in the stream are willing to feed at all. At other times, you'll have no problem locating pods of...

Sunday Classic / 6 Tips for Executing a Proper Figure-Eight Retrieve

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For the first time, this year, I got to experience the thrill of watching a musky devour my bucktail streamer right at the boat during a figure-eight retrieve. I had dreamed of witnessing this first hand for years, and I have to say, it live...

Fight Big Fish with the Butt Section of the Fly Rod Not the Tip

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If you fly fish long enough and pay your dues, it's just a matter of time until you hook into a giant fish and experience defeat. I've always loved the saying, "It's always the big ones that get away", like it provides anglers a viable...