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...



Tom Keck Is My Role Model

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In September of 2009 I was fishing the South Platte below Spinney Reservoir, the stretch they call the Dream Stream. When I noticed this gentleman casting trico patterns to the far bank...from a wheelchair. I watched for a bit as he worked a pod of rising...



4 Tips For High Water Trout Fishing

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These tips will help you catch fish when the river is up. Anglers in parts of the west are looking at high water for the foreseeable future. High water can be a fly anglers friend. A swollen river might spoil your dreams of big trout sipping...



Choosing Flies for Tandem Nymph Rigs

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Today’s post is intended for beginner and intermediate fly anglers that struggle with choosing what fly patterns to tie on when they’re fishing a tandem nymph rig. Because most of our fly boxes are stocked with dozens of different fly patterns, it can be difficult...



Yakima River trout Fishing: Video

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Recently I got the chance to float the Yakima River in central Washington. While attending the launch of the new Sage X rod, the folks at Sage were good enough to host us for a day of fishing on the Yak with guides from Red’s Fly...