8 Elements of Fly Design to Follow for Imitating Trout Food Sources

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When tying fly patterns, it's very important that you try your best to incorporate several different elements of fly design to increase their effectiveness. No one knows with complete certainty what order or priority trout rank each element of a food source or fly pattern,...

Tarpon On The Clock

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A Photo Essay By Joel Dickey It's 5:30 a.m. and my alarm pierces that beautiful thing, called sleep, which all guides miss so much this time of year. I jump out of bed and I'm quickly reminded I'm not 25 anymore. My joints pop and crack and...

Chard’s Snapping Shrimp

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IT'S TIME TO GO TO THE BAHAMAS AND CATCH BONEFISH! Seriously, I'm going to the Bahamas tomorrow morning for the first week of the G&G Andros South bonefish trip. I can't wait. And in the box of flies I'm taking along there is a healthy handful...

Tying On The Road

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When Kent and I hit the road for a Gink and Gasoline outing, among the pile of rods, waders, cameras and Cliff Bars there's always a canvas tool bag stuffed to the gills with feathers and fur. It's generally a ridiculous amount of materials. Way...

RS2 – One of My Favorite Picky Trout Fly Patterns

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There's days when trout fishing is so slow, it seems like conditions couldn't possibly get any worse. You may find yourself questioning if any trout in the stream are willing to feed at all. At other times, you'll have no problem locating pods of steady risers,...