Fly Fishing for Brown Trout in the Summer and Early Fall

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Over the years, I've made the mistake many times of walking past trout water that I thought was too shallow to hold trout. Most of the year trout prefer depth transitions where shallow water flows into deeper water. These transitions provide shelter from excessive current...

Is 5-Minute Epoxy a Thing of the Past?

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I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I HAD TO BREAK OUT MY SMELLY TWO-PART EPOXY BOTTLES AT THE TYING BENCH. For several years, 5-minute epoxy was a mainstay in my fly tying. It worked great for molding my streamer heads, coating my popping flies and equally...

Can Anglers and Trout Have Mutual Admiration for Each Other?

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WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH? This photograph reminds me of the blissful feeling I'm overcome with, just before I release a big beautiful trout back into the wild. There's something very special about the last few seconds that an angler spends...

Protect the Head of Your Nymphs with Thin Skin

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The more durable a fly, the more fish you can catch on it and the longer the life of the fly will be. Making a point to tie and purchase your flies with durability in mind will save you time at the tying bench...

4 Tips For Stocking Bonefish Flies

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If you're planning your first bonefish adventure it's really important that you stock your saltwater fly box with a well rounded selection of fly patterns. Although bonefish aren't known for being super selective feeders, stocking the right flies and knowing which pattern to fish in different...