RS2 – One of My Favorite Picky Trout Fly Patterns

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There's days when trout fishing is so slow, it seems like conditions couldn't possibly get any worse. You may find yourself questioning if any trout in the stream are willing to feed at all. At other times, you'll have no problem locating pods of steady risers,...

Fly Fishing: Float N’ Fly Rig for the Fly Rod

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This past week I wrote a fly fishing tactics post for targeting bass on reservoirs during the fall. At the tail-end of the post, I touched base on how effective a Float N' Fly Rig (basically a nymphing rig on my fly rod) can be...

4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Chasing Musky on the Fly

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Today's guest post was provided by Charlie Murphy, a long time member of Gink & Gasoline and musky devotee. For those of you who don't know Charlie, he's as laid back as they come, he eats, sleeps and breaths fishing 365 days a year, and...

4 Reasons Why Waterfall Plunge Pools Can Hold Big Fish

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THERE ARE FEW THINGS I LOVE MORE THAN WADE FISHING A SMALL STREAM AND STUMBLING UPON A STEEP VERTICAL WATERFALL WITH A DEEP PLUNGE POOL. Waterfalls this size are pretty rare on small streams, but if you're lucky enough to locate one, you could very well...

Use Birds to Quickly Locate Bait and Schools of Fish

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Certain times of the year in both freshwater and saltwater, anglers can use flocks of actively feeding birds to locate large concentrations of bait and fish. This was the case during my recent fly fishing trip with Capt. Joel Dickey. First thing, early in the morning,...