Be Stealthy Like Czech Nymphers

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I'm not afraid to admit I'm not a big fan of Czech nymphing. I'm not an aficionado of the popular three-fly nymph rig either. It's not the right rig for fly anglers that lack discipline or are daydreaming fly casters. Furthermore, a freshly tied rig can...

You Can’t Go Home

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William S. Burroughs, in his essay "Dinosaurs" wrote, "biologically speaking the one direction you can't go is back". He was, of course, making a social comment but I was reminded of that idea while fishing the other day with a good friend. Joel Dickey was up...

Traditional Old-School Nymphs Catch Trout, Don’t Forget It

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Every year, I spend quite a bit of time scouring the interweb and flipping through numerous fly company catalogs, all in the effort to stay up to date with the latest new fly pattern creations. Many are just variations of already existing fly patterns, but quite...

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...

Clean Your Rod Right, After Fishing The Salt

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By Bruce Chard IT'S A BAD FEELING TO PULL YOUR ROD OUT OF ITS SOCK ALL CRUSTY AND GREEN. Most anglers know to soak their reels after fly fishing in saltwater but too many guys forget to wash their rod. When heading home from a saltwater fishing...