The Importance of Changing Flies on the Water

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How long do you fish with flies without success before you decide to change them?  I'll usually fish for about thirty minutes with my first rig of the day, and if I'm not getting any hookups, I'll begin regularly changing my flies out until I find...



Choosing The Right Color Lens For Your Fishing

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Polarized sunglasses are one of the most critical pieces of gear an angler can equip themselves with on the water. They significantly cut down the glare on the water so you can spot fish and read water more effectively. Without them an angler can feel naked...



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...