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...

Sunday Classic / Gold Nugget

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I'm a big fan of that Gold Rush TV show filmed up in Alaska. I don't know what it is about that show but I'm hooked. Go ahead, call me dumb for wasting my time watching it, I'm just dying to see one of those...

Don’t Let Yourself Get Numb to the Reward

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By Kent Klewein IS THAT COOKIE CUTTER RAINBOW TROUT MAKING YOU FEEL NUMB INSIDE? ARE YOU LOSING THE FEELING OF REWARD LATELY ON THE WATER? Two decades have passed since I caught my first trout on a fly rod, and even with all those years that have...

Articulated Nymphs, All Hype or the Real Deal?

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If you pull any serious streamer fisherman aside and ask them to name their favorite streamer pattern, chances are the fly pattern will be articulated. Ask the same question instead to a serious nymph fisherman, and most will answer with names of nymphs that aren't articulated....

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...