Hook Sets Are Free

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By Justin Pickett A FLUFFY, WHITE INDICATOR IS DRIFTING MERRILY ALONG THE CURRENT WHEN SUDDENLY IT IS YANKED FROM SITE, ONLY TO EMERGE A SECOND LATER TO CONTINUE ITS VOYAGE DOWNSTREAM BEFORE BEING LIFTED FROM THE WATER’S SURFACE. Surprised, I look back at my buddy. “What...

Fly Fishing: Searching for That Needle in a Haystack

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I really enjoy catching big wild trout on a fly rod. Even more though, I enjoy the challenges that come with having to hunt them down in places where they are few and far between. I'm talking about trout streams where there's not supposed to...

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...

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...

Gold Nugget

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Trophy brown trout like this one are worth their weight in gold. I'm a big fan of that Gold Rush TV show filmed up in Alaska. I don't know what it is about that show but I'm hooked. Go ahead, call me dumb for wasting my...