Fly Fishing for Brown Trout in the Summer and Early Fall

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Over the years, I've made the mistake many times of walking past trout water that I thought was too shallow to hold trout. Most of the year trout prefer depth transitions where shallow water flows into deeper water. These transitions provide shelter from excessive current...

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...

Fly Fishing, Always Have a Plan B

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Just about every fisherman out there is familiar with the saying, "never leave fish to find fish." I live religiously by this common sense fishing advice. It's saved my butt many days on the water guiding, and keeps me from straying away from productive water...

Better Down Stream Presentations & Drifts

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How many times have you been trout fishing and spotted a big trout positioned down and across stream of you feeding? I know I've seen it plenty of times on the water, and it always seems like those fish are always positioned just out of reach...

How to Fly Fish Straight Sections of Trout Water

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It's your lucky day. You've somehow managed to get away from your busy work schedule and find time to spend a few days fly fishing for beautiful cutthroat trout out west. You've brought several trout to hand fishing a series of S-bends, and you feel like...