So Much More Than Brook Trout

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By Jason Tucker TWILIGHT. THE SUN, SETTING UNDER CLEAR SKIES HAS TURNED EVERYTHING INTO BLUE MERCURY. We have parked the boat on a gravel bar where ripping current meets still water. Fish are rising on the soft side of the seam that trails off the tip of...



Streamer Fishing for Small Streams

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By Jason Tucker Small stream fishing often conjures to mind light rods and lines, small dry flies, an easy, pleasant day on the creek casting to small trout. It indeed can be that, and most of my small stream fishing consists of this. But I firmly believe...



Fly Fishing Gear For Small Streams

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By Jason Tucker Fly gear is fly gear- until you find yourself on a tiny creek full of brook trout or cutthroat rising to tricos and all you have is a nine-foot five-weight and 4x tippet.  What works on the big rivers may not be so well...



Small Stream Recon Part II

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By Jason Tucker More tips on finding small streams that pay off big! For the sake of space we split the subject of small-stream recon into two parts. In the previous installment we discussed using state websites, online maps, printed maps and atlases, and guidebooks to find...



Small Stream Recon Part I

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By Jason Tucker Small streams have always held a special place in my heart.  For one thing, where I lived in the tip Northern Michigan, all we had was small streams, and lots of them. I cut my teeth on small streams. It was a long drive...