Sunday’s Classic / Wood is Good

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



Saturday Shoutout / MichiganFly “Experience”

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This week we bring you some very wise words from Michiganfly.com on what draws fly fishermen to the sport and the magnificent memories and meaning that fly fishing brings to each of our lives. I finish every post I write on Gink & Gasoline with...



The Reward of Finding and Catching Fish All on Your Own

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Being a guide, it's safe to say that I'm a little biased when it comes to how valuable I feel having a guide on hand is for the average fly angler. Most of us don't have the time with our busy work schedules to spend...



Fly Fishing: Is Your Fly Swimming Right Side Up?

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A FLY FISHING HERO OF MINE, CAPT. BRUCE CHARD, ONCE TOLD ME, "IT'S NOT HOW PRETTY YOUR FINISHED STREAMER IS AT THE VISE THAT MATTERS, BUT RATHER HOW IT'S GOING TO SWIM IN THE WATER?" Until about the last ten years, I gave very little thought...



Isonychia Nymph Patterns – 4 Proven Imitations

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The Isonychia Nymph is a pattern that should be carried in the fly box of every traveling fly angler. Although these aquatic mayflies do not inhabit all streams in great density, where they are found in abundance, they are shown great favoritism by foraging trout...