Aquamarine, A Permit Tale

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"Now! Now is the time! Hurry!" I am perched on the bow of a rocking Hell's Bay Waterman, on the flats of Abaco, squinting through my bifocals and trying in vain to find the opening in a figure 8 knot. I've cut off six different crab...

Labrador Bound

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By Jason Tucker It's no secret that I love brook trout, and thus the name of my blog, Fontinalis Rising. Size doesn't matter. From 4-inch little gems to behemoth monsters the size of respectable brown trout, I find them all fascinating and exciting. When I was a...

Fly Fishing Tip: Mend Your Strike Indicator to Increase Your Drag-Free Drift

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IS THERE EVER A TIME, WHEN NYMPHING, THAT IT CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO LIFT THE STRIKE INDICATOR OUT OF THE WATER DURING A MEND? When I first started learning the art of mending fly line, I constantly struggled with keeping my striking indicator and dry fly...

Technical tips from Southern NZ

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By Chris Dore Whilst I enjoy chasing big fish in the backcountry here in New Zealand, there isn't actually much to it: Find a fish. Put your fly in front of him, and strike. It's the smaller, hatch-driven streams that offer the challenge for me, the technical...

Trout Deformities

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I SPOTTED THIS LITTLE GUY IN A HATCHERY SUPPORTED STREAM IN NORTH CAROLINA AND FISHED TO HIM UNTIL I CAUGHT HIM SO I COULD GET A PHOTO. While not common exactly, deformities like this are not unusual in either hatcheries or in the wild but you...