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...

Get Your Strip Set Right Every Time: Video

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Remembering to strip set is the hardest thing for anglers new to saltwater fly fishing. It's absolutely crucial in saltwater angling to use a strip set. If you lift the tip of your rod at all, known as trout setting, you will not get the hook...

Don’t Tread on my Redd

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THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN TROUT, AS WELL AS OTHER COLD WATER FISH, PUT ON THEIR BARRY WHITE RECORDS, OPEN A BOTTLE OF COURVOISIER AND GET BUSY. Brown trout and brook trout spawn in the fall and rainbow and cutthroats in the spring. Exact...

Fishing Buddy

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IN MY YEARS OF FLY FISHING I HAVE FISHED WITH MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE. I'm sure that many of you, like me, have a small group of 2 maybe 3 “fishing buddies.” Guys we can run with at a moment’s notice. Guys who, when we get to...

Strategies For DIY Bonefishing

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By Rod Hamilton I RECEIVE EMAILS EVERY DAY FROM ANGLERS LOOKING FOR ADVICE ON HOW TO CATCH BONEFISH ON THOSE DAYS WHEN THEY ARE NOT WITH A GUIDE. The email usually goes something like this: “I do fine when I’m guided, but can’t seem to either find...