Split-Shot Placement For Your Tandem Nymph Rigs

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HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD NYMPH FISHERMAN AND A POOR NYMPH FISHERMAN IS KNOWING WHEN TO ADD ONE MORE SPLIT-SHOT TO YOUR RIG"? If your nymphs aren't getting down in the strike zone, you're going to be missing a lot...



5 Tips for Beating Out the Winter Cold on the Water

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I'll be the first to tell you that I'm past the days of heading out into Arctic conditions to fly fish unless I'm outfitted properly. Call me a wuss or nancy, that's fine with me, I don't care how big the fish are, you can...



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,...



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...