Don’t Gink it, Sink It

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By Kent Klewein Ever been on a trout stream during a blanket hatch and no matter how many times you drift your floating imitation over the rising fish, it's ignored? I've experienced this frustrating situation many times on the water. When this happened in the past, I...

Sunday Classic / Big Trouble in Little Mountain

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"I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING," STEVE TELLS ME. "I CAME ALL THE WAY TO WYOMING FOR THIS?" I look down from the deep head cut at the trickle of water below. It's, maybe, eighteen inches wide and no more than six deep. The red earth stream...

Realistic Flies Are Worthless Without Movement

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Worthless may be a little overboard, but there is some truth behind it. Every year new fly tying products burst onto the scene that are specifically designed for making our fly patterns look extra realistic. I’ll be the first to admit many of them are...

Sunday Classic / Is That Fly a Nymph? A Look At Insect Life Cycles

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IS THAT FLY A NYMPH? THAT'S THE QUESTION I GOT FROM A READER THE OTHER DAY. A fair question from a guy who's only fly fished for redfish and isn't familiar with trout flies. A simple question with a very complicated answer. Complicated enough that I...

Tipping Good & Bad Fly Fishing Guides Accordingly

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DESPITE ALL THE CONTENT PUT OUT OVER THE YEARS, AND ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN FLY ANGLERS ON THIS TOPIC, THERE STILL SEEMS TO BE QUITE A BIT OF MYSTERY STILL OUT THERE WHEN IT COMES TO TIPPING FLY FISHING GUIDES. I get many clients that tip...