Look More and Fish Less on Small Streams

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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 have low enough flows, clear enough water or plenty of rising fish. On the contrary, almost...

3 Fly Fishing Situations When I Will Stop My Streamer During the Retrieve

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Warning: The fly fishing advice you're about to read may go against your present beliefs. There's a good chance you'll feel inclined to tell me I'm nuts for recommending it. That's totally cool, I just ask that you read what I've written, before you make...

Saltwater Fly Fishing: 11 Tips for Presenting Your Fly To Tarpon

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Anyone that's fly fished for tarpon has probably experienced how easy it can be to present the fly incorrectly. If you miss your target, even by just a little bit, it can drastically lower your chances for getting a tarpon to eat. Cast the fly...

Winter Fly Fishing – Midges 101

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Sometimes smaller flies mean bigger rewards. There's no doubt there are times when big flies are the ticket for catching big fish. However, when you find yourself fly fishing on technical trout water and the bite is extremely tough, in many cases, it can provide you...

Fly Fishing, Always Have a Plan B

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Just about every fisherman out there is familiar with the saying, "never leave fish to find fish." I live religiously by this common sense fishing advice. It's saved my butt many days on the water guiding, and keeps me from straying away from productive water...