Fly Fishing Is A Journey

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I’ll never forget my first trout on the fly. It was tiny. A rainbow. Probably wild, but I wouldn’t have known the difference or even cared at the time. It was memorable primarily because it was a long time coming. I’ll always remember my first steelhead,...



3 Options For Attaching A Leader To Your Fly Line

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There are a couple of easy ways to attach a leader to a fly line, but which is best? I know the method I like, but there are pluses and minuses to each. In the end, the best method is the one that works best for...



Do fish dream?

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AH, THERE'S THE RUB, FOR WHAT DREAMS MAY COME IN THAT SLEEP OF FISH? Have you ever been sight fishing to a nice fish and not gotten so much as a look at your fly? The fish just sat quietly finning as your fly drifted inches...



Fly Fishing: Float N’ Fly Rig for the Fly Rod

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This past week I wrote a fly fishing tactics post for targeting bass on reservoirs during the fall. At the tail-end of the post, I touched base on how effective a Float N' Fly Rig (basically a nymphing rig on my fly rod) can be...



Technical tips from Southern NZ

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By Chris Dore Whilst I enjoy chasing big fish in the backcountry here in New Zealand, there isn't actually much to it: Find a fish. Put your fly in front of him, and strike. It's the smaller, hatch-driven streams that offer the challenge for me, the technical...