Aquamarine, A Permit Tale

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"Now! Now is the time! Hurry!" I am perched on the bow of a rocking Hell's Bay Waterman, on the flats of Abaco, squinting through my bifocals and trying in vain to find the opening in a figure 8 knot. I've cut off six different crab...

Labrador Bound

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By Jason Tucker It's no secret that I love brook trout, and thus the name of my blog, Fontinalis Rising. Size doesn't matter. From 4-inch little gems to behemoth monsters the size of respectable brown trout, I find them all fascinating and exciting. When I was a...

Technical tips from Southern NZ

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By Chris Dore Whilst I enjoy chasing big fish in the backcountry here in New Zealand, there isn't actually much to it: Find a fish. Put your fly in front of him, and strike. It's the smaller, hatch-driven streams that offer the challenge for me, the technical...

Trout Deformities

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I SPOTTED THIS LITTLE GUY IN A HATCHERY SUPPORTED STREAM IN NORTH CAROLINA AND FISHED TO HIM UNTIL I CAUGHT HIM SO I COULD GET A PHOTO. While not common exactly, deformities like this are not unusual in either hatcheries or in the wild but you...

The Best Way to Improve Your Trout Game

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The single best way to improve your trout game is to fly fish on trout water that challenges you. I'm talking about super technical water where trout are wary and extremely educated.  The places where the smartest of trout live, where all you get is one...