8 Fly Patterns For Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

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My good friend Dan Flynn is the man when it comes to hike-ins for Southern Appalachian Brook Trout. I've never met a fly angler that enjoys bushwhacking through walls of thick impenetrable rhododendrons all day long, more than Dan. Randomly pick any thin line of blue...



My Tenkara Fix

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By Justin Pickett We had hardly settled into the lodge in Patagonia and already I’m itching to wet a line. There is a pond in front of the main lodge, with a small stream meandering through the backside of the property, as well as the Chimehuin River...



Wood is Good

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Anytime I come across any sort of wood on the water trout fishing, whether it's a log jam, isolated root ball, or low overhanging tree, I always take the time to fish around it. Wood offers trout cover and safety which are two very important elements...



Dry Fly Fishing and the Dead Drift

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By Pudge Kleinkauf The following is an excerpt from the book “Rookie No More: The Fly Fishing Novice Gets Guidance From A Pro” Question: How do I achieve the “dead drift” when I’m dry fly fishing? Answer: Most fly anglers find that fishing dry flies on the surface...



Is Pay-To-Play Fly Fishing Good For Anybody?

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By Louis Cahill If you pay hundreds of dollars for the chance to catch a really big trout on someones private water, are you doing the right thing? Pay-to-play fishing is a hot button issue. It came up in conversation the other day so I thought I’d...