How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

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Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break...

Realistic Flies Are Worthless Without Movement

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Worthless may be a little overboard, but there is some truth behind it. Every year new fly tying products burst onto the scene that are specifically designed for making our fly patterns look extra realistic. I'll be the first to admit many of them are amazingly...

Thank You God for the Terrestrial Season

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bout this time every year, when I'm starting to get run down from guiding, the terrestrial season arrives, and I'm blessed with a second wind. I'm always astonished at how the presence of terrestrials can make my familiar trout waters seem so fresh and new...

Fly Fishing in Gloves Gets Better with Time

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DO YOU EVER FLY FISH IN GLOVES? If you answered no, don't make the mistake of thinking just because you tried fly fishing in gloves a couple times and couldn't stand them, that you'll always feel that way. Believe me, I been there, I used to...

Fly Fishing: Don’t Turn Your Cheek, Pay it Forward

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The other day I had the opportunity to guide a client who previously had put down his fly rod for many years. As he put on his waders and boots, and I began rigging the rods, he told me that many of his good friends...