The Ultimate Cold Stopping Fleece Buff

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MY FLEECE BUFF IS THE ONE PIECE OF GEAR I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. That became all too clear to me when the temperature plunged into the single digits and I realized I had misplaced my fleece buff. It's my winter fly fishing equivalent of Tony...



Beating the Winter Blues

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By Kevin Howell AS I TRAVEL AROUND TO FISHING SHOWS I OFTEN HEAR PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT WANTING TO GET ON THE STREAM AND GO FISHING ONCE IT WARMS UP. In reality, some of the best fishing of the year, here in the Southern Appalachians, takes place in...



Sudden Impact, Fishing A Better Beetle

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By George Daniel Beetles that Create Impact On Trout Streams A fly fisher’s job is to gain “positive” attention from the fish they pursue. In this instance, we’re going to focus on trout and terrestrial patterns. Positive attention occurs when a pattern creates enough impact on the water...



Is Your Steelhead Fly fishing Or Just Swinging?

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By Louis Cahill IS YOUR FLY FISHING FOR THE ENTIRE SWING? Many anglers who successfully swing flies for steelhead could be catching even more fish by improving their swing. Steelheading is all about taking advantage of every opportunity and it's pretty common for anglers to waste as...



The Need For Speed, Line Speed, That Is

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Joel Dickey is one of the most dynamic casters I've ever seen. One of the hallmarks of his dominating casting style is truly awesome line speed. It enables him to shoot massive amounts of line and hit distant targets with accuracy, even in high wind. In...