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...



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...



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...



The Green River Below Flaming Gorge Is Where They Coined The Word Epic

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If you have never fished the Green River below Flaming Gorge, its time to check it out. Located in the northeast corner of Utah, the Green River is one of the premier tailwaters in the country. The river flows through a beautiful red rock canyon with...