Catching Big Trout Sometimes Takes Multiple Attempts

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Several times this past year guiding, my clients would miss a big fish opportunity during our fishing trip. Sometimes it would be because of a poor hook set, other times, it was completely out of their control by last second refusals or turn offs from the...



Small Manufacturers Offer Big Value

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Walking the floor at the International Fly Tackle Dealers show this year I was struck by something. The cool new products that I was excited about all came from a very specific type of company. None of the stuff I thought was really cool came...



How Social Media is Changing Fishing Pressure

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Some would argue with me, but I think when you factor in the entire continental United States, trout streams as a whole are getting more crowded. Some of it has to do with population increases and the fact that many of our fisheries and their...



Sunday’s Classic / Spotting Big Trout in Unlikely Places

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One of my home waters that I spend 500 plus hours a year guiding on is notorious for big fish holding in water that most people would consider horrible trout water. I’m talking about water that is less than a foot deep that even veteran...



Saturday Shoutout / Fly Tying Videos by Tightline Productions

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This weeks Saturday Shoutout goes to Tightline Productions for their extremely professional step-by-step fly tying videos. Tightline Productions YouTube Channel I’ve watched a gazillion fly tying videos since YouTube came out. As a whole they all seemed about the same in terms of professionalism. That...