Big Fish Require Slow Hook Sets On Top

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If any of you have fished for cutthroat trout with dry flies you know most of the time you need to wait a good while on the hook set. The first time I fished for cutthroats I missed many more takes than I care to share....

How To Hold Fish For A Photo: Video

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Here’s a few simple tips on how to best hold a fish and get a great photograph, without harming the fish. There’s a lot of debate right now about photographing fish. Like most topics that get blown out of proportion on the internet, this debate is...

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...

Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Fly Casting

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Are you finding that you're lacking distance and falling short of your target with your fly casting? Is your power and line speed insufficient? If the answer is yes, I bet you're also getting a fair amount of tailing loops or dreaded wind knots aren't you?...

Kiss the Bank with Your Terrestrials

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One of the best times of the year to catch big brown trout is during the summer months.   When the terrestrial bite is in full swing, brown trout will often tuck up under overhanging foliage super tight to the banks. Often they'll be in less than...