Crazy Water on the Dean

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You will be reading more in the coming weeks about my trip to British Columbia to fish the Dean River. In every post I will likely mention the tough fishing conditions. In order for you to really understand what I mean by "tough fishing conditions" I...



Using XL Trout Beads As Attractors In Your Tandem Rig

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Back in 2006, I spent a season guiding in Alaska at Mission Creek Lodge. It was a great experience and a hell of a lot of hard work, but I held my own and ended up representing well for Southeastern fishing guides. That doesn't make me...



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...



Fly Fishing For Peacock Bass, Part 1

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I've been very blessed to have fly fished many destinations around the world. All have been amazing trips, but one destination in particular I hold close to my heart. Every time someone asks me what's the coolest place I've fly fished, without any hesitation, I always...



Johnny’s Shark

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A perfect cast right on the big shark's nose gets nothing but a sniff and a refusal. In a low and stoic voice the guide says, "the fish ain't gonna eat if he don't smell blood". Johnny Spilane gives him a hard look, takes his fly...