The Importance of Changing Flies on the Water

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I'll usually fish for about thirty minutes with my first rig of the day, and if I'm not getting any hookups, I'll begin regularly changing my flies out until I find a pattern that works. The willingness to change your flies on the water when...

Be Stealthy Like Czech Nymphers

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I'm not afraid to admit I'm not a big fan of Czech nymphing. I'm not an aficionado of the popular three-fly nymph rig either. It's not the right rig for fly anglers that lack discipline or are daydreaming fly casters. Furthermore, a freshly tied rig can...

Sunday Classic / 3 Tips for Swinging Flies for Trout & Other Species

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A couple weeks back, for one of my Saturday Shoutouts, I showcased a great fly fishing article on MidCurrent titled, Beyond the Swing by John Likakis. It was a fly fishing techniques piece packed with tons of information about the how-tos of swinging flies. It's...

What is more important, presentation or fly choice?

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A few years ago, I was lucky enough to have the honor to participate in a podcast interview for askaboutflyfishing.com. It was an hour long conversation over the phone, with me spending most of that time talking about trout tactics on my home waters. Just...

Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing: Don’t Overlook The Trout Water Close To You

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When you fish your home waters day after day you get pretty good at knowing where the trout like to hang out. But if you let your big ego convince you into thinking you know it all, that's when the fish will put you in...