Triple Trico Fly Pattern

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I tied this pattern up on the road when I was out fishing the Trico hatch on the South Platte River in Colorado with Louis. The idea came to mind when I saw clumps of a dozen or more Trico's floating down the river together. Trophy size trout...



Tom Keck Is My Role Model

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In September of 2009 I was fishing the South Platte below Spinney Reservoir, the stretch they call the Dream Stream. When I noticed this gentleman casting trico patterns to the far bank...from a wheelchair. I watched for a bit as he worked a pod of rising...



Lionfish – Tasty on Pizza, Hell on the Ecosystem

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Lionfish may be the mother of all invasive species. Take a moment to think about this: a lionfish (native to the Indo-Pacific) has no natural predators in the Atlantic ocean. It can live up to fifteen years, reaching sexual maturity in less than a year. Once...



Use Side Pressure To Avoid Breaking Off On Snags

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You've got a big fish on and it's making a screaming run straight for a big snag on the far bank. What should you do to decrease your chances of breaking off? Your best bet is to apply low side pressure with your rod while keeping...



Is Our Thinking About Flies All Wrong?

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By Dan Frasier What if I were to tell you there is no such thing as a trout fly? A few days ago my good friend and fly designer Steve Martinez posted a link to one of his flies that Orvis carries; his Frankenstein Sculpin. I love...