Catching Big Trout Sometimes Takes Multiple Attempts

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Several times this past year guiding, my clients would miss a big fish opportunity during our fishing trip. Sometimes it would be because of a poor hook set, other times, it was completely out of their control by last second refusals or turn offs from the...



The Best Way to Improve Your Trout Game

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The single best way to improve your trout game is to fly fish on trout water that challenges you. I'm talking about super technical water where trout are wary and extremely educated.  The places where the smartest of trout live, where all you get is one...



Fly Fishing Fast Water Chutes for Trout

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WHY TROUT LOVE FAST WATER CHUTES Fast water chutes are great habitat for trout to set up residence around. Most of them provide everything a trout needs to survive, and fly fisherman should take the time to fish them because they almost always hold fish. Fast...



Sunday Classic / 9 Tips for Netting Big Fish on Your Own

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ELATION, PANIC AND EPIPHANY. THAT'S THE USUAL ORDER OF EMOTIONS WHEN AN ANGLER LANDS THEIR FIRST BIG TROUT. I had the pleasure of seeing a dear friend land his first trophy trout recently and I think that's a pretty fair description. I think it's pretty common...



Sunday Classic / 3 Tips For Fly Fishing Kung Fu

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WE ALL KNOW THE CHINESE PHRASE KUNG FU, BUT FEW OF US KNOW IT'S TRANSLATION. KUNG = ENERGY AND FU = TIME. TO PUT ENERGY INTO ANYTHING OVER TIME IS TO DEVELOP KUNG FU. I love to teach fly fishing. I do it every chance I...