The Bowen’s Baitfish Minnow

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HYBRID, WHITE AND STRIPED BASS ARE AGGRESSIVE PREDATORS AND CATCHING THEM HIGH IN THE WATER COLUMN CAN BE A WHOLE LOT OF FUN. These large bass are found in lakes all over the southeast. Early in the morning these feisty bullies will push schools of baitfish...

How Louis Got His Groove Back

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IT'S HARD TO OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFIDENCE IN FLY FISHING. IT'S OFTEN THE SPECIAL SAUCE ON SUCCESS. I squint into the sun. My eyes burn from sweat and sun screen. I take a few deep breaths and puff them back out. I stretch my neck...

Nets, Go Big or Go Home

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I received an email from a reader the other day asking advice on steelhead nets. I thought it was a topic worth some discussion. We put a lot of thought into rods, reels, lines and flies but often the piece of equipment that seals the...

Triple Trico Fly Pattern

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I tied this pattern up on the road when I was out fishing the Trico hatch on the South Platte River in Colorado with Louis. The idea came to mind when I saw clumps of a dozen or more Trico's floating down the river together. Trophy size trout...

How To Hold Fish For A Photo: Video

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Here’s a few simple tips on how to best hold a fish and get a great photograph, without harming the fish. There’s a lot of debate right now about photographing fish. Like most topics that get blown out of proportion on the internet, this debate is...