The First Ten Seconds

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CHAOS AND PANIC ARE GOOD WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHAT GOES THROUGH MANY ANGLERS HEADS DURING THE FIRST TEN SECONDS FOLLOWING A BIG FISH HOOKUP. The decisions you make during those first seconds of the fight will often determine whether you or the fish wins the battle....



Use Birds to Quickly Locate Bait and Schools of Fish

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Certain times of the year in both freshwater and saltwater, anglers can use flocks of actively feeding birds to locate large concentrations of bait and fish. This was the case during my recent fly fishing trip with Capt. Joel Dickey. First thing, early in the morning,...



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...



8 Elements of Fly Design to Follow for Imitating Trout Food Sources

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When tying fly patterns, it's very important that you try your best to incorporate several different elements of fly design to increase their effectiveness. No one knows with complete certainty what order or priority trout rank each element of a food source or fly pattern,...



Pack The Heat So You Can Pack it Out

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NO TREES HERE TO CLIMB AND I CAN BARELY SEE THE TRUCK WITH MY NAKED EYES FAR OFF IN THE DISTANCE. The recent run-in with the local WYDNR officer, who just gave me the run down about heavy bear activity in the area, has got me...