Fly Fishing in Gloves Gets Better with Time

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DO YOU EVER FLY FISH IN GLOVES? If you answered no, don't make the mistake of thinking just because you tried fly fishing in gloves a couple times and couldn't stand them, that you'll always feel that way. Believe me, I been there, I used to...

My Two Favorite Picky Trout Tailwater Nymphs

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These two patterns never let me down on tough tailgaters. Most of you are aware that Louis and I just got back from fly fishing and filming our segment for Playground Earth, sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires. We had the pleasure of fly fishing the Owyhee River,...

Leader 911

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When leader emergencies happen, will you be ready? I know a lot of anglers who only carry enough tippet to change out flies. That's a great way to get caught with your pants down. I saw it happen just the other day. I was bonefishing with...

The Economy of Wraps in Fly Tying

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THE HALLMARK OF WELL-TIED FLIES IS NATURAL PROPORTION. This is never more true than when tying tiny trout flies. Trout are visual feeders and there are three primary criteria that a fly must meet to elicit a positive response. It must match the natural in size,...

How hard is your guide working for you?

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A GOOD GUIDE WILL DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO PUT THEIR CLIENT ON FISH, BUT DAMN! Jeff Hickman ran into a little problem while guiding Nate DeVol on the Deschutes River in Oregon. Jeff put Nate on a sweet run where he'd been finding steelhead. A...