Don’t get yourself caught in a tight spot!

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By Justin Pickett "MY MOUTH SPEWED WITH EXPLETIVES. MY BUDDY’S FACE WAS BLANK. I KNEW THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF SEVERAL POOR DECISIONS." Recently, I headed up north with a great friend of mine to fish a small stream in north Georgia. Over the past couple...



Articulated Nymphs, All Hype or the Real Deal?

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If you pull any serious streamer fisherman aside and ask them to name their favorite streamer pattern, chances are the fly pattern will be articulated. Ask the same question instead to a serious nymph fisherman, and most will answer with names of nymphs that aren't articulated....



Tiger Trout

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Wild tiger trout may be the rarest of the trout family. They are a hybrid of a female brown trout and a male brook trout. They are distinctive, the dark modeled pattern of a brook trout's back extending down their sides to their belly. This bold...



Don’t Get Stuck in a Fly Fishing Rut

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I see this simple mistake keep anglers from catching fish with startling regularity. I was invited on a float trip recently and witnessed a remarkably common pattern, which may have greatly limited the number of fish brought to the boat. My fishing partner and I were...



Your Odds Go Way Up When You See The Fish

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Seeing fish equals catching fish. More than casting. More than fly selection. More than any other skill, one thing separates highly effective anglers. The ability to see fish. I don't care if it's tarpon or trout, bonefish or bass, seeing the fish is the best first step...