Sunday Classic / Limit False Casting to Improve Your Casting Stroke

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When we first start out fly fishing and we're still learning the mechanics of the casting stroke, it's very common for many of us to make excessive false casts in between our presentations. For some of us, excessive false casting is an excuse to impart...

Making the Bobber Better

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IF YOU'RE GOING TO FISH A BOBBER, YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR BOBBER BETTER. I've written a little lately about my growing discontent towards bobber fishing. I'm going to say again, on the record, that there is a time and a place for a big gaudy bobber...

Why ask why? Try dry flies for Steelhead

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By Jeff Hickman CATCHING A STEELHEAD BY SKATING A DRY FLY IS THE COOLEST WAY TO CATCH THEM. I always have said that one fish on the dry is worth ten on wet flies...but why? It's not like it's impossible to catch them on dries. It can...

Sunday Classic / Six Cutties in a Hot Tub

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Are you fixing to head out west for an exciting trout fishing trip? If yes, and you plan to do some wade fishing, pay close attention to water levels before you decide on where to start your days fishing. Recently, Louis and I visited the...

Trout Deformities

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Some creepy trout for Halloween. I spotted this little guy in a hatchery supported stream in North Carolina and fished to him until I caught him so I could get a photo. While not common exactly, deformities like this are not unusual in either hatcheries or in...