Big Fish Require Slow Hook Sets On Top

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If any of you have fished for cutthroat trout with dry flies you know most of the time you need to wait a good while on the hook set. The first time I fished for cutthroats I missed many more takes than I care to share....



How To Hold Fish For A Photo: Video

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Here’s a few simple tips on how to best hold a fish and get a great photograph, without harming the fish. There’s a lot of debate right now about photographing fish. Like most topics that get blown out of proportion on the internet, this debate is...



Labrador Bound

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By Jason Tucker It's no secret that I love brook trout, and thus the name of my blog, Fontinalis Rising. Size doesn't matter. From 4-inch little gems to behemoth monsters the size of respectable brown trout, I find them all fascinating and exciting. When I was a...



Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Fly Casting

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Are you finding that you're lacking distance and falling short of your target with your fly casting? Is your power and line speed insufficient? If the answer is yes, I bet you're also getting a fair amount of tailing loops or dreaded wind knots aren't you?...



Georgia Man Catches Trout On Car Key, But Why?

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By Louis Cahill WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU FISH THAT? I'M GLAD YOU ASKED. TO PROVE A POINT. For some reason this year I have run into more anglers with attitude than usual. Ranging from the dry fly purest who think they walk on the water...