Don’t Let Yourself Get Numb to the Reward

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IS THAT COOKIE CUTTER RAINBOW TROUT MAKING YOU FEEL NUMB INSIDE? ARE YOU LOSING THE FEELING OF REWARD LATELY ON THE WATER? Two decades have passed since I caught my first trout on a fly rod, and even with all those years that have gone by,...



Wiggle Bug For Silver Salmon

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Who doesn't love watching a big silver salmon rushing towards a fly and crushing it? I'll tell you who, an Alaskan guide who's already unhooked three dozen of them for the day. I used to really enjoy guiding first time silver clients in Alaska. You wouldn't believe...



Unhook Thyself! Safe, Painless Hook Removal

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IF YOU'VE BEEN THINKING, "I LOVE GINK AND GASOLINE BUT I WISH IT COULD BE MORE LIKE JACKASS", THEN TODAY IS THE DAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! There are two kinds of fishermen. The ones who have hooked themselves and the ones who are about to....



Johnny’s Shark

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A perfect cast right on the big shark's nose gets nothing but a sniff and a refusal. In a low and stoic voice the guide says, "the fish ain't gonna eat if he don't smell blood". Johnny Spilane gives him a hard look, takes his fly...



Fly Fishing Lights at Night

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It's long been known by fishermen, that bright lights shining on the water at night create fishing hotspots. The lights attract plankton, which in turn, attracts the baitfish and other food sources that feed on them. Once you've got a good concentration of forage food hanging...