Fly Fishing Tips for Stocked Trout

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My first memory of bringing a trout to hand with a fly rod took place back in the spring of 1990, on a seasonal trout stream, located 45 minutes north of Atlanta, GA. It was a far cry from a trophy trout at 10-inches, but...



Eleven Tips to Increase Your Sight Fishing Success

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By Devin Olsen Last December I took a fly-fishing trip to the South Island of New Zealand. It’s a trip I’ve been wanting to make since I was 14 years old. New Zealand is certainly not a secret destination for untouched wilderness fishing anymore. The lure of...



Sunday Classic / 6 Proven Winter Dry Fly Patterns

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Nothing allows me to forget about the cold temperatures of winter quicker, than spotting the surface rings from trout feeding on Midges or Blue Winged Olives. It's not an everyday occurrence by any means, but when it happens, it feels like someone turns the heat...



Redbands, 9X9

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By Dan Frasier “HE WANTS TO TALK TO YOU.” MIKE, THE OWNER OF ORVIS NORTHWEST OUTFITTERS, SAID FLATLY AS HE HANDED ME HIS CELL. My guide. Colby, was on the phone and he had this idea. “Dude, I just had this thought that made me drop my...



Tying Extra-Long Fly Leaders That Actually Turn Over

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There are some big advantages to fly-fishing with a long leader, if you can turn it over. Long leaders, up to eighteen feet in some cases, can be a huge help when targeting spooky trout or species like carp and bonefish. There’s a definite advantage to...