Redneck Driftboating

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Yes, someone actually took the time to build this pathetic hybrid driftboat/soap box derby car. Louis and I found it snagged on a shallow riffle and abandoned on my home tailwater the other day. It was comprised of two ten gallon sealed water canisters at the...



Attractor Midge Larva for Cold Water and Picky Trout

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WHEN WATER TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO DROP IN THE FALL AND THE MAJORITY OF OUR BIG HATCHES START TO TAPER OFF, MIDGE PATTERNS BECOME A BIG PLAYER FOR ME. November through January, when I'm sight fishing and I can't get trout to eat, I'll often opt for...



Traditional Old-School Nymphs Catch Trout, Don’t Forget It

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Every year, I spend quite a bit of time scouring the interweb and flipping through numerous fly company catalogs, all in the effort to stay up to date with the latest new fly pattern creations. Many are just variations of already existing fly patterns, but quite...



Checking Your Attitude

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IF YOU READ THE COMMENTS ON OUR POSTS YOU'LL OCCASIONALLY SEE THE NAME TOM CAHILL. THAT'S MY BIG BROTHER. Tom lives in Virginia. Too far away for us to fish together often but too close to have a good excuse. He is an avid fisherman and a...



Chug a Coke, Save a Bleeding Fish.

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There's nothing worse than watching a big beautiful wild fish bleed out from a damaged gill. I found myself in just that situation with a big brown trout one day. Watching helplessly as the water turned red. Thank God Kent was with me. Thinking fast he...