Use High Vantage Points To Improve Your Sight Fishing

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Do you see any trout in this photograph? I often utilize high vantage points during my outings to improve my sight fishing. This especially holds true for me when I only have a couple hours to fish. If conditions are optimum for sight fishing, I regularly opt for walking out of the stream and searching out high vantage points like this one above to spot big trout. Once I’ve spotted a good trout I’ll then hike down to the stream and present my fly. It’s paid off big time for me over the years when fishing highly pressured wild trout. Give it a try next time your out on the water. A closer look reveals what’s really lurking in this hole. I apologize for the poor quality camera and photography. Louis Cahill wasn’t along for this outing. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com      

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That Anchor Was New This Spring!

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It’s fair to say that Kyle Holt of Taylor Creek Fly Shop takes a few trips down the Roaring Fork. This photo of his anchor was taken in November. It has seen only a single season. No wonder that boy knows the river. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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You Brought a Rain Coat, Right?

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Better put it on, and rain pants, and a hat, and, hell just put your waders on! Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Mr President, You are Officially Invited to Go Fishing

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You buy the gas, I’ll buy the beer! Thanks, Moldy Chum for finding this great photo.

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Get Your Hike On For Wild Trout

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It’s August and it’s safe to say that we’re in the dog days of summer. Fishing conditions are tough and the only really good fishing for trout right now is the first and last couple hours of the day. Do what I do this time of year and get your hike on for wild trout on high elevation tributaries. They maintain colder water temperatures because they’re closer to the source of the springs, and since the water temperatures are cooler the fish will feed for longer periods of the day. Yeah, you’re probably not going to catch any giants, but what you will catch will be wild and colored up. Fly fishing remote hike-in trout streams can be some of the most rewarding fly fishing and allow you to get away from the crowds. The best thing about high elevation trout streams during the summer months is that you can almost always get away with strictly fishing dry flies. Pack your fly box with elk hair caddis, stimulators, and parachute adams and you should be good. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com       

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Beat the Heat

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With the worst heat wave in recent memory in full swing, wouldn’t this feel good right about now? Murphy  Kane of Bent Rod Media, caught taking a break form some epic steelheading last December.  We fished for a week and the warmest it got was 14 degrees.  Ain’t global warming grand? We didn’t just play in the snow.     Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com  

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Your GPS Might Be Trying To Kill You

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I’ve said a hundred times that my iPhone will be the death of me. I always thought it would end with me texting while driving ninety five miles an hour. But apparently Hal has something more sinister up his sleeve.

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Ink for the Gink

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One of my favorite fly fishing tattoos. Zack Dalton, of Rio, has no problem committing to his home water in Idaho. Louis Cahill Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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Hidey Ho!

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Mr Hanky, Jeff Hickman’s killer mouse pattern, strikes again.  Mouse flies are a blast to fish but the technique can be tough to master.  Here are a few tips.

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Leaf Hoppers Fly Under the Radar for Most Anglers

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I love trout fishing during the terrestrial season, and I’m always trying to imitate land born insects that have some how managed to fly under the radar for most anglers. If you live on the East Coast, it’s safe to say you probably will recognize this fly pattern above. The Leaf Hopper “Katydid” can reach three inches in length and offers trout one hell of a meal. From July through September we are covered up with them in the south. Before I designed this fly I searched all over the internet and failed to find any fly patterns that imitate this species of Leaf Hopper from either fly companies or other fly fishermen. Last season, I landed some giant trout on this fly and I look forward to breaking it out on my guide trips this year the remainder of the terrestrial season. Think outside the box with your fly tying and you may come up with a fly pattern like this, that’s presently under the radar to other anglers. Then you can reap the rewards like I did with this fly pattern. Keep it Reel, Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com hookups@ginkandgasoline.com

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