Fly Fishing with Stealth – 8 Common Mistakes

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How often to you think anglers miss opportunities catching trout because of the lack of stealth? The more educated trout populations are in a stream, river or lake you're fly fishing, the more important it is for fly anglers to mimic the way a hunter...

Fly Fishing, Always Have a Plan B

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Just about every fisherman out there is probably 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...

Sunday Classic / Redneck Driftboating

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Yes, someone actually took the time to build this pathetic hybrid driftboat/soap box car. Louis and I found it snagged on a shallow riffle and abandoned on my home tailwater the other day. It was comprised of two ten gallon sealed water canisters at the...

Sunday Classic / 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...

Trout Utilize Shade Year Round and So Should Anglers

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When fly anglers bring up the topic of targeting shade in conversation for catching trout, most of the time they're talking about doing it during the dog days of summer. Although it's true that trout will regularly seek out shade (for cooler water) when water...