When Rigging For Bonefish On The Fly, Less Can Be More

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WHAT'S ALL THAT LINE REALLY DOING FOR YOU? I got the chance recently to fish with my buddy Kristen Mustad from Nautilus Reels. I'm not sure Kristen ever fishes the same reel twice. And can you blame him? There's always a new prototype to test and...

The Woolly Bugger Isn’t all that, Or is it?

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This isn't Montana, Your Not Norman Maclean, and the Woolly Bugger isn't all that. This was a bumper sticker a guide buddy of mine had printed up a few years back. It was prominently displayed for his clients to read when they pulled up to greet...

13 Proven Streamer Patterns for Trout

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13 Big streamer patterns that get big results! I wrote an article stressing about the importance of experimenting with different streamer retrieve speeds and stripping lengths, until you find a winning combination that the trout find the most enticing. Generally, when you're paying close enough attention...

4 Reasons Why Waterfall Plunge Pools Can Hold Big Fish

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THERE ARE FEW THINGS I LOVE MORE THAN WADE FISHING A SMALL STREAM AND STUMBLING UPON A STEEP VERTICAL WATERFALL WITH A DEEP PLUNGE POOL. Waterfalls this size are pretty rare on small streams, but if you're lucky enough to locate one, you could very well...

What The Little Fish Are Saying

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This post has a soundtrack. Take a second to start the video below. MAYBE YOUR STATURE AS A FLY FISHERMAN ISN'T DETERMINED BY HOW BIG A TROUT YOU CAN CATCH, BUT BY HOW SMALL A TROUT YOU CAN CATCH WITHOUT BEING DISAPPOINTED. — JOHN GIERACH Like it...