Redneck Driftboating

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Yes, someone actually took the time to build this pathetic hybrid driftboat/soap box derby car. Louis and I found it snagged on a shallow riffle and abandoned on my home tailwater the other day. It was comprised of two ten gallon sealed water canisters at the...

3 Tips For Netting Trophy Trout From a Drift Boat

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So you're floating the river in a drift boat and your buddy just hooked into a trophy trout. What should you do next to ensure you land that trophy? Below are three tips for increasing your chances at netting that fish of a lifetime. 1. WHEN...

Triple Trico Fly Pattern

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I tied this pattern up on the road when I was out fishing the Trico hatch on the South Platte River in Colorado with Louis. The idea came to mind when I saw clumps of a dozen or more Trico's floating down the river together. Trophy size trout...

2 Guys, 1 Trout

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I always enjoy fly-fishing more when it’s a team sport. I think that’s why I enjoy saltwater fly fishing so much. The interaction between guide and angler creates something special. A shared accomplishment and a shared reward. Not unlike some of my best days of trout...

Kiss the Bank with Your Terrestrials

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One of the best times of the year to catch big brown trout is during the summer months.   When the terrestrial bite is in full swing, brown trout will often tuck up under overhanging foliage super tight to the banks. Often they'll be in less than...