Sunday Classic / 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...

3 Ways to Improve Your Fly Casting on the Flats

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About ten years ago, I embarked on my first international saltwater fly fishing trip, with a couple Texas boys I'd previously met while chasing peacock bass in the Amazon. The saltwater trip took place down in Mexico, specifically the Ascension Bay area. Our primary target...

Sunday Classic / Should You Be Sharpening Your Hooks More?

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Casting all day long, searching for that beast of a brown. I'm giving it everything I've got. I know that's what it's going to take if I want a decent shot at landing a big mature brown trout. I'm looking for a 20 plus-incher and...

10 Tips For Spotting Permit

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PERHAPS THE LOFTIEST GOAL IN FLY FISHING IS CATCHING A PERMIT. Maybe it's not your thing but if there truly is a fish of ten-thousand casts, it's the permit. There is enough to catching permit to fill a bookshelf or magazine rack. It's a complicated game,...

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,...