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...

3 Ways to Improve Your Fly Casting on the Flats

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About ten years ago, I embarked on my first international saltwater fly fishing trip, with a couple Texas boys I'd previously met while chasing peacock bass in the Amazon. The saltwater trip took place down in Mexico, specifically the Ascension Bay area. Our primary target...

How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

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Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break...