Winter Fly Fishing – Midges 101

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Sometimes smaller flies mean bigger rewards. There's no doubt there are times when big flies are the ticket for catching big fish. However, when you find yourself fly fishing on technical trout water and the bite is extremely tough, in many cases, it can provide you...

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...

Shea Gunkel’s Shot Glass Baetis

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By Bob Reece Baetis Mayflies are an integral piece of the food web in many trout inhabited watersheds around the world. While their physical size is minimal, their population numbers can be immense. These significant numbers frequently draw the attention of feeding trout. These...

The Cajun Spey Waltz

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Snow is blowing in around the corners of my glasses and forty degree water is slowly making its way into my waders. I haven't seen the sun for several days and the river is full of chrome bright steelhead. It doesn't feel much like Louisiana. Never...

The cutthroat and the sweet sixteen

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"HE IS OUR LEGACY. HE WAS LEFT HERE FOR US BY A LOVING FATHER, IF YOU BELIEVE IN THAT SORT OF THING, AND ONCE HE IS GONE WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPLACE HIM." My friend Gary Lacey did me a disservice while shooting clays...