Opening Day

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Is the end of the beginning the beginning of the end? For years, maybe decades, my buddy Dan and I have kept a tradition. To be on Dan's home water together on opening day of trout season. This is a high point on the calendar for...

Sunday Classic / Traditional Old-School Nymphs Catch Trout, Don’t Forget It

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GREAT ISN'T GREAT ENOUGH, OR IS IT? Every year, I spend quite a bit of time scouring the interweb and flipping through numerous fly company catalogs, all in the effort to stay up to date with the latest new fly pattern creations. Many are just variations...

Saturday Shoutout / Waisted Youth

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ONE OF MY BEST FISHING BUDDIES WRITING ABOUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE GUIDES. HOW CAN I PASS THAT UP? I was in the Bahamas recently for the G&G Bonefish School. My good buddy Rich Hohne was along representing for the folks at Simms who generously...

New Rods From Winston

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One of the best known names in fly rods makes some interesting moves in 2015. Winston is known for smooth powerful action and made-in-America quality. Neither of those things has changed but the the new Nexus and Micro Spey rod are both departures of a...

Your Odds Go Way Up When You See The Fish

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Seeing fish equals catching fish. More than casting. More than fly selection. More than any other skill, one thing separates highly effective anglers. The ability to see fish. I don't care if it's tarpon or trout, bonefish or bass, seeing the fish is the best first step...