Sunday Classic / Tippet Size Can Be More Important With Nymphs

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Many of us like to think it's all about fly pattern choice when it comes to catching trout. Sometimes it is, but there's many times when the key to getting the tough bites, lies not in what fly pattern you're fishing, but rather in what...

Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing: Is There a Time When Anglers Should Admit Defeat and Move On?

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IS THERE EVER A TIME WHEN AN ANGLER SHOULD ADMIT DEFEAT FROM A TROUT, PAY HIS/HER RESPECTS AND MOVE ON? We've all been there before, sight-fishing to a trophy trout, only to have it ignore our flies time and time again. An hour or more can...

Sunday Classic / Check Your Rig For Tangles and Unwanted Debris

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The other day, guiding two anglers, I learned a valuable lesson of how important it can be to regularly check fly rigs throughout the day. One of my clients had just landed a nice trout, so I told him to wade up and fish...

Sunday Classic / 5 Reasons Why Turbulent Water Can Provide Great Trout Fishing

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Many of my beginner level clients, struggle when it comes to reading trout water. More specifically, they find it difficult when they have to compare two different sections or types of water, and quickly decide which one of them should yield them a higher percentage...

6 Easy Tips to Help Fly Anglers Catch Educated Trout

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Back in 2012, I wrote an article titled "The Best Way to Improve Your Trout Game" which talked about how beneficial it was for fly fishermen to not shy away from fishing technical trout water. And that the increased challenges of such water was one...