8 Fly Patterns For Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

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My good friend Dan Flynn is the man when it comes to hike-ins for Southern Appalachian Brook Trout. I've never met a fly angler that enjoys bushwhacking through walls of thick impenetrable rhododendrons all day long, more than Dan. Randomly pick any thin line of blue...



It’s Ok to Ask for Help on the Water

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A lot of fly fisherman of both sexes get a little hesitant when it comes to holding hands or locking arms with people that aren't kin. Don't be Haphephobia when you're wading in and around trout water that's challenging to navigate, in remote areas off...



Wood is Good

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Anytime I come across any sort of wood on the water trout fishing, whether it's a log jam, isolated root ball, or low overhanging tree, I always take the time to fish around it. Wood offers trout cover and safety which are two very important elements...



Fly Fishing Fast Water Chutes for Trout

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WHY TROUT LOVE FAST WATER CHUTES Fast water chutes are great habitat for trout to set up residence around. Most of them provide everything a trout needs to survive, and fly fisherman should take the time to fish them because they almost always hold fish. Fast...



Should You Be Sharpening Your Hooks More?

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Casting all day long, searching for that beast of a brown. I'm giving it everything I've got. I know that's what it's going to take if I want a decent shot at landing a big mature brown trout. I'm looking for a 20 plus-incher and...