Flies That Catch Big Trout, The Truth Might Surprise You

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I HAVE DEFINITE IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO CATCH BIG TROUT. APPARENTLY THEY ARE ALL WRONG. Like every other guy or gal with a fly rod, I have some pretty strong opinions about the kind of flies that catch big fish. These opinions are based on years...

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...

Merican Nymphing

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By Johnny Spillane THERE IS A LOT THAT GOES INTO INDICATOR NYMPHING. There are many different types of nymph fishing, Czech nymphing, French nymphing etc, but I’d like to think that what we do in Colorado and most of the west could be classified as ‘Merican Nymphing....

Change The Retrieve Not The Fly

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By Louis Cahill We’ve all been there, the fish follow the fly, they look, they chase, but they don’t eat. I was talking the other day with one of the anglers joining me for a week of bonefishing on South Andros. He was tying flies, and like...

8 Tips For Catching Bonefish in The Worst Conditions

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"There ain't no fun without the sun." If you've done any bonefishing at all, you've probably heard that expression. Short of a full on tropical storm, there's nothing worse than a dark windy day for bonefishing. It makes finding fish nearly impossible. Cloudy days turn the surface...