Laying the Smack Down

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By Kent Klewein SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LAY THE SMACK DOWN ON THE WATER WITH YOUR TERRESTRIAL FLY PATTERNS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS TO ENTICE FISH TO EAT. This trophy rainbow trout turned on our flies repeated times only to veer off at the last second....



Sunday Classic / How Louis Got His Groove Back

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IT'S HARD TO OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFIDENCE IN FLY FISHING. IT'S OFTEN THE SPECIAL SAUCE ON SUCCESS. I squint into the sun. My eyes burn from sweat and sun screen. I take a few deep breaths and puff them back out. I stretch my...



Pack The Heat So You Can Pack it Out

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No trees here to climb and I can barely see the truck with my naked eyes far off in the distance. The recent run-in with the local WYDNR officer, who just gave me the run down about heavy bear activity in the area, has got...



Sunday Classic / The Only Two Caddis Pupa Patterns I Need to Carry

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Caddisflies, who doesn't love them? I can assure you trout sure do. Tying a caddisfly imitation on, is usually not a bad move on any trout water you visit. Globally, there's thousands of different species of caddisflies, and that fact alone, one could argue caddisflies...



2 Alternatives for Attaching Split-Shot

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YOU'VE BEEN FISHING HARD ALL DAY LONG SEARCHING FOR THAT PERFECT HONEY HOLE. You know the one I'm talking about, it's the one that holds that trophy trout that keeps haunting you in your dreams. It's getting late, your tired and you know you should be...