Sunday Classic / Don’t Gink it, Sink It

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Ever been on a trout stream during a blanket hatch and no matter how many times you drift your floating imitation over the rising fish, it's ignored? I've experienced this frustrating situation many times on the water. When this happened in the past, I used...

Sunday Classic / Western Fly Guide for Eastern Anglers

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I GET ASKED ALL THE TIME BY EASTERN FLY ANGLERS HEADING OUT WEST FOR THE FIRST TIME, WHAT FLY PATTERNS THEY SHOULD STOCK UP ON BEFORE THEY LEAVE. What percentage of dry flies to wet flies they should pack, what sizes, and should they pack streamers?...

10 Yellow Sally Fly Patterns That I Love

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By Kent Klewein WHEN I THINK BACK ON ALL THE TIMES I'VE FISHED YELLOW SALLY STONEFLY HATCHES OVER THE YEARS, I HONESTLY CAN'T REMEMBER EVER HAVING A BAD FISHING EXPERIENCE. If I can find them on the water, I usually have no problem getting trout to take...

Sunday Classic / Realistic Flies Are Worthless Without Movement

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Worthless may be a little overboard, but there is some truth behind it. Every year new fly tying products burst onto the scene that are specifically designed for making our fly patterns look extra realistic. I’ll be the first to admit many of them are...

Sunday Classic / 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...