Flies That Catch Big Trout, The Truth Might Surprise You

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I HAVE DEFINITE IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO CATCH BIG TROUT. APPARENTLY THEY ARE ALL WRONG. Like every other guy or gal with a fly rod, I have some pretty strong opinions about the kind of flies that catch big fish. These opinions are based on years...



Trout Streamers And The Problem With Pushing Water

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THAT FLY PUSHES A LOT OF WATER, BUT DOES IT CATCH A LOT OF FISH? Like most human endeavors, fly fishing is subject to fads. One of the latest fads in the sport is flies designed to push water. Largely fueled by the increased popularity of...



Garners Twisted Whistler

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SOMETIMES TO CATCH BIG STRIPED BASS YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TWISTED. Garner Reid is back and he's opening up his fly box to share part of his arsenal. When you guide for the toughest of freshwater predators, you have to be prepared to do what...



Top Ten terrestrial patterns

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By Johnny Spillane THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN FISHING TERRESTRIALS! I know Kent was just gushing over his love for terrestrial fishing a few weeks back so we thought we would do a second installment of top ten flies. This week we are going to pick our top...



Hellgrammite, The King Kong of Aquatic Insects

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I was on the water trout fishing the other day, when my buddy Erik Ashlin said, "it was just about this time last year, when all the hellgrammites began crawling into the shallows to begin their pupation. Let me flip over a rock and see...