Dial In Your Dry Fly Game

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By Jason Tucker Dry fly fishing is all at once the foundation, Holy Grail, and most difficult aspect of fly fishing. In a bygone day, fly fishing meant using a dry fly. Now it has come to encompass many things, including drifting nymphs under a bobber, or...



Matching the Hatch With Streamers

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By Louis Cahill Imitation and presentation, even with streamers. It was a bluebird day and we were launching the boat about 9 AM. No need to get moving any earlier with the chilly morning and the generation schedule. We’d run shuttle and be on the water at...



How To Catch A Trophy Brown Trout

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by Jason Tucker I'll never forget my first brown trout over 20 inches. It was about 1:30 am after a very long float down a tiny stream. It had been a slow night with only a couple half-hearted tugs on our mouse imitations. We got down to...



You Are Not Ready for Bonefish

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By Jason Tucker “Jason, give me a cast, tight to the mangroves, forty feet.” This from my guide, Harlon, who is working his ass off poling the skiff in a howling wind and stiff current while I stand on the bow staring holes into the water. “Three o’clock,...



The Muddler

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By Jason Tucker It was a beautiful, bright day, the river running high and clean. I was fishing near the mountainous junction of the Carolinas and Georgia on a beautiful trout stream and not having much luck. I caught a couple of small stockers on a...