Better Down Stream Presentations & Drifts

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How many times have you been trout fishing and spotted a big trout positioned down and across stream of you feeding? I know I've seen it plenty of times on the water, and it always seems like those fish are always positioned just out of reach...



12 Smallmouth Bass Patterns For The Fall

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Fall is one of the best times of the year for fly anglers wanting to target big smallmouth bass on reservoirs. Particularly if the lake impoundment has good populations of shad, blueback herring, or other native baitfish. Fly fisherman fishing surface poppers and subsurface baitfish patterns...



The Woolly Bugger Isn’t all that, Or is it?

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This isn't Montana, Your Not Norman Maclean, and the Woolly Bugger isn't all that. This was a bumper sticker a guide buddy of mine had printed up a few years back. It was prominently displayed for his clients to read when they pulled up to greet...



13 Proven Streamer Patterns for Trout

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13 Big streamer patterns that get big results! I wrote an article stressing about the importance of experimenting with different streamer retrieve speeds and stripping lengths, until you find a winning combination that the trout find the most enticing. Generally, when you're paying close enough attention...



4 Reasons Why Waterfall Plunge Pools Can Hold Big Fish

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THERE ARE FEW THINGS I LOVE MORE THAN WADE FISHING A SMALL STREAM AND STUMBLING UPON A STEEP VERTICAL WATERFALL WITH A DEEP PLUNGE POOL. Waterfalls this size are pretty rare on small streams, but if you're lucky enough to locate one, you could very well...