The Fish That Took Three Anglers to Land

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I'LL NEVER FORGET THE EPIC BATTLE THAT TOOK PLACE BETWEEN THREE ANGLERS AND A TROPHY SALMONID ONE FREEZING DECEMBER MORNING IN 2010. I was having the time of my life on a steelhead fishing trip with my great friends Louis Cahill and Murphy Kane. We had...



Attractor Flies in Tandem Rigs

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A LARGE PART OF FLY FISHING IS PROBLEM SOLVING. Problems are just part of the game and the better you are at solving them, the more effective an angler you will be. Often the solutions require tactics that are unusual or counter intuitive. When fish are...



Keep It Clean, With A Clearing Cast

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I've heard salt water fly fishing described as long periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of panic. I don't know that I find staring at miles of gorgeous flats boring but I've felt that panic a time or two. It's a stalking game and when...



Dos and Don’ts For Guided Fishing

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"I have done enough guiding with enough people of all types that I sometimes cheer for the fish." My friend Kirk Deeter, writing on the Trout Unlimited blog April 25th, threw out the bold headline: "Guides: Gatekeepers or Profiteers". There's no mystery where Kirk stands on...



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,...