Speyitis

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By Jeff Hickman THE MOST COMMON FISHING PROBLEM I SEE AMONG SPEY FISHERS WHO CAN CAST WELL IS OVER CASTING. I refer to this plague as Speyitis. Just because you can cast all the way across the river doesn't mean that you should all the time. I...

Tight Quarters Trout Fishing

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(Watch our video that demonstrates this scenario) If you've been fly fishing for a while, you've probably become pretty proficient at dropping your dry flies in tight quarters to catch trout that are either tucked in under foliage or holding tight to an undercut bank. What...

Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing: The Popper-Dropper Rig

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Like a lot of kids, I spent most of my adolescent summers chasing bass and bream on the local creeks and ponds in my area. Most days, a single rubber-legged popper tied to the end of my leader, was all that I needed to catch...

Look More and Fish Less on Small Streams

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By Kent Klewein Your odds of a hookup skyrocket when you see the fish before you cast. When I'm not in my drift boat on the river I'm wading fishing on small streams. Most large rivers don't provide much sight-fishing opportunities for the fly angler unless they...

Sunday Classic / The Bite Of The Venomous Brown Trout Or, Stopping Fishfinger

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WE THINK OF TROUT AS PURE. Perfect creatures born of virgin waters. Incapable of anything unclean. So, I wasn't especially concerned the other day when a nice twenty-one inch male brown, from the Delaware, bit the ever living shit out of me. I knew I was likely...