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...

3 Tips For Netting Trophy Trout From a Drift Boat

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So you're floating the river in a drift boat and your buddy just hooked into a trophy trout. What should you do next to ensure you land that trophy? Below are three tips for increasing your chances at netting that fish of a lifetime. 1. WHEN...

3 Reasons Fly Fisherman Should Consider Wearing A Long-Bill Hat

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When I look at a long-bill hat, images of Ernest Hemingway, swinging wet flies on one of his favorite trout waters pops into my head. Next, I see the silhouette of the legendary fly fisherman and guide, Flip Pallot, with his masculine beard protruding beneath...

The UV Chocolate

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HAVING AN EFFECTIVE SELECTION OF MIDGE PATTERNS CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GREAT DAY OF TROUT FISHING AND A DAY OF SELF LOATHING. Often days when the midge bite is at its best nothing much else seems to be happening hatch wise. That's an important...

The Trifecta For Fishing Solitude

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By Kent Klewein It seems like every year it gets harder and harder for me to find complete solitude on the river. Solitude is not a necessity for me by any means, but when I'm blessed with it, I find it does wonders for purifying my soul...