Articulated Nymphs, All Hype or the Real Deal?

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IF YOU PULL ANY SERIOUS STREAMER FISHERMAN ASIDE AND ASK THEM TO NAME THEIR FAVORITE STREAMER PATTERN, CHANCES ARE THE FLY PATTERN WILL BE ARTICULATED. Ask the same question instead to a serious nymph fisherman, and most will answer with names of nymphs that aren't articulated....

Can Anglers and Trout Have Mutual Admiration for Each Other?

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WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH? This photograph reminds me of the blissful feeling I'm overcome with, just before I release a big beautiful trout back into the wild. There's something very special about the last few seconds that an angler spends...

Fly Fishing Tip: Mend Your Strike Indicator to Increase Your Drag-Free Drift

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IS THERE EVER A TIME, WHEN NYMPHING, THAT IT CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO LIFT THE STRIKE INDICATOR OUT OF THE WATER DURING A MEND? When I first started learning the art of mending fly line, I constantly struggled with keeping my striking indicator and dry fly...

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...

Stretch Thy Fly Line

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Are you looking for more a little more distance in your fly cast? Is your fly line not shooting through your guides as easy as it should? Is it lacking that fresh from the box high floating buoyancy? Are you spending more time untangling your...