The Best Way to Improve Your Trout Game

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The single best way to improve your trout game is to fly fish on trout water that challenges you. I'm talking about super technical water where trout are wary and extremely educated.  The places where the smartest of trout live, where all you get is one...



Use Long Leaders for Flat Water

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In the picture above, take a moment to view the disturbances the fly line and leader create on the water during a presentation. The saying a picture tells a thousand words is true, particularly in this case, as a tool for me explaining how important it...



Stretch Thy Fly Line

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Are you looking for more a little more distance in your fly cast? Is your fly line not shooting through your guides as easy as it should? Is it lacking that fresh from the box high floating buoyancy? Are you spending more time untangling your...



What’s Correct, Left or Right Hand Retreive?

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I cast right handed so I should reel with my left hand right? Ask a saltwater guide and 95% of them will tell you the correct way is to always reel with your dominant hand. Ask a trout fisherman and most will say you should reel...



Flathead Mayfly Nymphs Rule

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If you take the time to to flip over enough rocks in moderate moving water you're bound to find lots of Flathead Mayfly (Heptageniidae) clinger nymphs of various sizes. These three and two tailed flat bodied nymphs, with robust legs and broad heads are very...