Soft-Hackle Hares Ear

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Guiding has allowed me the opportunity to examine lots of my clients fly boxes over the years. Quite often I open a fly box and just find a bunch of bream poppers and traditional old school attractor wet flies. I know it sounds crazy but it's...



The Best Cup of Coffee Ever

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ON A COLD RAINY MORNING IN WESTERN ALASKA, WHEN YOU'VE BEEN UP SINCE FIVE AND YOUR ARMS ARE TIRED FROM FIGHTING FISH, A CUP OF HOT COFFEE GOES A LONG WAY. The best cup of coffee I ever had was made by Jim Palmersheim on the...



Browns On The Move

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Fall through winter is a busy time of year for trout. Water temperatures are falling, days are getting shorter and big fish are on the move. Among the species that spawn in the fall are Brown Trout. The cooling weather and longer nights are their cue...



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...



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...