Stocked Brook Trout – Strip it, Skate it, Swing it

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I'M VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE A GREAT TROUT STREAM NEAR BY THAT OPERATES A DELAYED HARVEST PROGRAM (CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING BY ARTIFICIAL FLIES ONLY) THAT STARTS IN THE FALL EVERY YEAR, AND RUNS INTO THE EARLY SUMMER. I love visiting this trout stream because the DNR stocks...

Fly Fishing: Belly Crawling My Way to Big Beautiful Trout

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I know what you're probably thinking, "Come on Kent, you wrote another freaking post about the importance of stealth for spooky trout? Yes, I did, but this isn't your average stealth post. Most of us already know spooky trout require anglers to move slow and...

3 Tips For Better Bonefishing

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CHANGE THE RETRIEVE BEFORE THE FLY If the bonefish are following your fly but not eating it, the fly may not be the problem. As fly fishermen, we always want to blame our fly. I think this comes from trout fishing and the idea of matching...

Gold Nugget

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Trophy brown trout like this one are worth their weight in gold. I'm a big fan of that Gold Rush TV show filmed up in Alaska. I don't know what it is about that show but I'm hooked. Go ahead, call me dumb for wasting my...

The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...