Spring Fishing on Tributaries for Wild Trout

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Several of our blog followers on numerous occasions have asked Louis and I if we ever catch small trout? Jokingly, they mention, "All we see are trophy size fish in most of the pictures on the blog". I assure you all, we catch plenty of small...

3 Ways to Make Your Wiggle Minnow Fish Better

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The foam wiggle minnow has been a mainstay streamer for me for trout and other predatory game fish for several years now. When you combine its realistic swimming action and the significant water it pushes during the retrieve, its one of the best streamers I...

Tarpon On The Clock

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A Photo Essay By Joel Dickey It's 5:30 a.m. and my alarm pierces that beautiful thing, called sleep, which all guides miss so much this time of year. I jump out of bed and I'm quickly reminded I'm not 25 anymore. My joints pop and crack and...

Kiss the Bank with Your Terrestrials

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One of the best times of the year to catch big brown trout is during the summer months.   When the terrestrial bite is in full swing, brown trout will often tuck up under overhanging foliage super tight to the banks. Often they'll be in less than...

Choosing the Right Tippet Size

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I've talked quite a bit about how important it is to correctly select the proper tippet size when your fly fishing for trout. Most fly fisherman have no problem grasping this, after all, small fly patterns generally call for using smaller tippet and big fly patterns...