Wood is Good

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"Wood is good", shouted Sam Cornelius manning the oars, as I concentrated on drifting my flesh pattern against the never ending medley of wood snags along the Togiak River banks in Alaska, back in 2006. "When ever you see wood, drift your flies as close...

Streamer Fishing – Hands on the Line at All Times

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Streamer fishing is a great way to catch both numbers and trophy class fish, but it doesn't come without some negatives. One of the biggest negatives with streamer fishing is you don't always get solid hookups every time a fish eats your streamer. One of...

Sunday Classic / Fly Fishing: 3 Great Times to Fish Streamers

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I fell in love with streamer fishing the very first time I cast one. All it took was me bringing one trout to the net on a size 6 white Zonker, and I was hooked. I'll never forget that beautiful 15" wild rainbow trout, that...

Stretch Thy Fly Line

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Are you looking for more a little more distance in your cast? Is your fly line not shooting through your guides as easy as it should? Is it lacking that fresh from the box high floating buoyancy? Are you spending more time untangling your fly...

Streamer Retrieves For Different Current Speeds

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I've talked in great detail about streamer fishing since I began writing articles for Gink & Gasoline. Most of my time has been spent talking about color and pattern choice, streamer gear/rigging for both big and small water and how to locate and target prime...