My Two Favorite Picky Trout Tailwater Nymphs

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These two patterns never let me down on tough tailgaters. Most of you are aware that Louis and I just got back from fly fishing and filming our segment for Playground Earth, sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires. We had the pleasure of fly fishing the Owyhee River,...

Tight Quarters Trout Fishing

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(WATCH OUR VIDEO THAT DEMONSTRATES THIS SCENARIO) If you've been fly fishing for a while, you've probably become pretty proficient at dropping your dry flies in tight quarters to catch trout that are either tucked in under foliage or holding tight to an undercut bank. What...

Stocking Nymph Patterns in Different Weights

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THIS PAST WEEKEND, ON ONE OF MY HOME TROUT WATERS, I WAS FRESHLY REMINDED HOW IMPORTANT IT CAN BE TO CARRY DIFFERENT WEIGHTED VERSIONS OF MY FAVORITE NYMPH PATTERNS DURING TOUGH FISHING CONDITIONS. The low and gin clear water had the trout extra spooky and cautious....

Get Slinky With Your Indicator

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By Johnny Spillane AS WE GET INTO FALL AND FISH ARE BECOMING MORE SELECTIVE AND EATING SMALLER BUGS LIKE TRICOS, FISHING CAN BECOME MORE CHALLENGING. USING A FRENCH SLINKY INDICATOR OR SLINKY INDICATOR CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO HOOK A FEW MORE FISH WHEN THEY...

Be Stealthy Like Czech Nymphers

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I'm not afraid to admit I'm not a big fan of Czech nymphing. I'm not an aficionado of the popular three-fly nymph rig either. It's not the right rig for fly anglers that lack discipline or are daydreaming fly casters. Furthermore, a freshly tied rig can...