It’s Ok to Ask for Help on the Water

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A lot of fly fisherman of both sexes get a little hesitant when it comes to holding hands or locking arms with people that aren't kin. Don't be Haphephobia when you're wading in and around trout water that's challenging to navigate, in remote areas off...

Beating the Winter Blues

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By Kevin Howell AS I TRAVEL AROUND TO FISHING SHOWS I OFTEN HEAR PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT WANTING TO GET ON THE STREAM AND GO FISHING ONCE IT WARMS UP. In reality, some of the best fishing of the year, here in the Southern Appalachians, takes place in...

Fly Fishing in the Winter – Getting in the Routine

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I'll be the first to admit, that the first few cold fronts of the year negatively effect my angling morale. Those initial cold fronts are always a sobering reminder that winter is quickly approaching, and the warm days of the summer and fall are long...

Winter Fly Fishing – Midges 101

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Sometimes smaller flies mean bigger rewards. There's no doubt there are times when big flies are the ticket for catching big fish. However, when you find yourself fly fishing on technical trout water and the bite is extremely tough, in many cases, it can provide you...

5 Tips for Beating Out the Winter Cold on the Water

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I'll be the first to tell you that I'm past the days of heading out into Arctic conditions to fly fish unless I'm outfitted properly. Call me a wuss or nancy, that's fine with me, I don't care how big the fish are, you can...