Sunday Classic / Fish Floating Nymphs for Selective Trout

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TELL ME IF THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR. You're kneeling at the edge of a slow glassy pool watching several big trout inspect what floats above them. You change flies, again, and make yet another perfect presentation, only to watch the fish move three feet out of the...

Let It Ride

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By Daniel Galhardo DON’T RECAST YOUR FLY UNTIL IT’S HAD A CHANCE. It takes some time to learn how to read water well. But, at least when it comes to fishing mountain streams, the concept is easy to grasp: fish are looking for food and shelter, and...

Sunday Classic / 9 Tips for Netting Big Fish on Your Own

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ELATION, PANIC AND EPIPHANY. THAT'S THE USUAL ORDER OF EMOTIONS WHEN AN ANGLER LANDS THEIR FIRST BIG TROUT. I had the pleasure of seeing a dear friend land his first trophy trout recently and I think that's a pretty fair description. I think it's pretty common...

Fishing the Fall, What You Should Know About Sinking Fly Lines

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By Garner Reid A GOOD PORTION OF MY FLY FISHING INVOLVES THROWING SOME SORT OF A SINKING FLY LINE. Realistically, half of my time on the water involves streamers and sinking lines at least for some part of the day. If I am not out on the...

Sunday Classic / Check Your Rig For Tangles and Unwanted Debris

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The other day, guiding two anglers, I learned a valuable lesson of how important it can be to regularly check fly rigs throughout the day. One of my clients had just landed a nice trout, so I told him to wade up and fish...