Small Stream Structure- Woody Debris and Other External Features

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By Jason Tucker Wood is good! In the two previous installments I’ve discussed fluvial stream structures (holes, runs etc.) and substrate types. If a stream were a house, then the substrate would be the foundation and floors, fluvial structures would be the walls and rooms, and the...



Small Stream Structure- Holes, Bends, Runs Etc.

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By Jason Tucker In the public mind there is probably no feature that comes more readily to mind than the Ole Fishin’ Hole.  A lot of non-fishers think that is what fishing is about- going to a big, well-known hole, soaking bait, waiting for the fish to...



Small Stream Structure Part I- Substrate

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By Jason Tucker I started out writing a piece about stream structure, but the subject is too broad to cover at one setting, so we’re breaking it up into three important, but related categories- Substrate, Fluvial Structure, and Debris and Bankside Structure. There is so much overlap...



Streamers for Small Streams

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By Jason Tucker Small stream fishing often conjures to mind light rods and lines, small dry flies, an easy, pleasant day on the creek casting to small trout. It indeed can be that, and most of my small stream fishing consists of this. But I firmly believe...



Small Stream Casting

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By Jason Tucker Of all the challenges to small stream fishing (access, obstacles, wary fish, biting insects, hillbillies) casting must rank as the most frustrating aspect of small-stream fishing. I have coined several swear words you have never heard casting in small streams. It is that frustrating....