Keep a Backup Nymph Rig Ready

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Changing out flies on the water takes time but is often necessary to catch trout consistently all day. Keeping a pre-rigged tandem nymph rig ready to go, will allow you to quickly change out your flies from one hole to the next and save you critical...

Adjusting your rig

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By Dan Fraiser I’M STANDING ON THE BANK WATCHING THE BOTTOM FALL OUT OF THE STREAM AND A DARK ABYSS FORM WHERE THERE ONCE WAS STREAM BOTTOM. The currents are right and the undercut bank is textbook. I know there are fish in there like I know...

The Bobber Conundrum

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THE OTHER DAY I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM A READER. *** "Just wanted to bring up an issue that has been eating at my soul for years! I just can't wrap my arms around the thought of using a bobber. That being said, I know that when...

Flat Water Nymphing

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The past few years, Louis and I have grown very fond of one specific pool tucked up in mountains of the southern appalachia. We visit it regularly because of the bounties of trout that it sustains and nurtures year round. We nicknamed it the "lazy...

Hook Sets Are Free

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By Justin Pickett A FLUFFY, WHITE INDICATOR IS DRIFTING MERRILY ALONG THE CURRENT WHEN SUDDENLY IT IS YANKED FROM SITE, ONLY TO EMERGE A SECOND LATER TO CONTINUE ITS VOYAGE DOWNSTREAM BEFORE BEING LIFTED FROM THE WATER’S SURFACE. Surprised, I look back at my buddy. “What...