Sunday Classic / Respect Thy Tarpon Guide

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I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding in...

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...

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...

Sunday Classic / 3 Fly Fishing Situations When I Will Stop My Streamer During the Retrieve

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Warning: The fly fishing advice you're about to read may go against your present beliefs. There's a good chance you'll feel inclined to tell me I'm nuts for recommending it. That's totally cool, I just ask that you read what I've written, before you make...

5 Tips For Technical Tailwaters

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By Johnny Spillane COLORADO HAS SOME OF THE TOUGHEST TAILWATERS ANYWHERE. Tailwater trout get a good education. They see plenty of attention, especially the fish in Colorado's well publicized fisheries. The Yampa, here in Steamboat Springs, is a great example. A lot of anglers think they can't...