Wood is Good

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"Wood is good", shouted Sam Cornelius manning the oars, as I concentrated on drifting my flesh pattern against the never ending medley of wood snags along the Togiak River banks in Alaska, back in 2006. "When ever you see wood, drift your flies as close...

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...

Sunday Classic / Relax, Read the Water and Believe

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Sometimes, wanting too much can get you in trouble on the water. If you set your goals too high and lose sight of the real reason you're out there in the first place (to be blessed with catching a few fish and relaxing), before...

Flat Water Nymphing

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By Kent Klewein Fishing nymphs in slow water is a different game. The past few years, Louis and I have grown very fond of one specific pool tucked up in mountains of the southern appalachia. We visit it regularly because of the bounties of trout that it...

Listen to the Fish

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Sometimes all fly fisherman need to do to find success when their not having luck is slow down, and take the time to listen to the fish. Trout can't speak to us in words, but they do often provide us with subtle clues from their behavior...