Yellowhammers and Specks

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"I thought you might like these," my brother Tom holds out an old yellowed envelope. "I found them going through some of Pete's things." William Starling Cahill, who preferred to be called Pete, was my Grandfather and the man who taught me to fly fish. He's...

4 Types of Trout Water to Target During the Summer

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Are you finding that the dog days of summer are limiting the time you have success on the water trout fishing? Generally, the best time to trout fish in the heat of the summer is the first and last couple hours of the day. This...

Use Birds to Quickly Locate Bait and Schools of Fish

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Certain times of the year in both freshwater and saltwater, anglers can use flocks of actively feeding birds to locate large concentrations of bait and fish. This was the case during my recent fly fishing trip with Capt. Joel Dickey. First thing, early in the morning,...

Fish Every Cast!

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By Justin Pickett From the great casts and the perfect drifts, to the ugly presentations and the drowned dry flies, if those flies hit the water, let ‘em drift! Just about every day that I spend on the water with a client, I’ll find myself, at some...

Attractor Flies in Tandem Rigs

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A LARGE PART OF FLY FISHING IS PROBLEM SOLVING. Problems are just part of the game and the better you are at solving them, the more effective an angler you will be. Often the solutions require tactics that are unusual or counter intuitive. When fish are...