August 2016

Tips/Tactics

Trail This — Don’t Trail That

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August 31, 2016

Last week, my friend sent the picture of a plump, wild brown trout, including the caption, “He took the Green Weenie off the trailer, just like you said!” And I…

Tips/Tactics

DIY Spool Tenders via Tightline Productions

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August 26, 2016

 

A plastic tube, some elastic braid, and some heat shrink tubing. After a quick trip to the hardware store and a little time with a glue gun, I’ve now…

Tips/Tactics Troutbitten Fly Box

The Perfect Parachute Ant

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August 24, 2016

What’s your favorite hatch? Sulphurs? Drakes? Tricos?

Mine’s the ant hatch — and I don’t mean the flying ones.

Every year I look forward to the end of Spring hatch season. In…

Tips/Tactics

Stop the Split-Shot-Slide (UPDATED)

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August 22, 2016

AN UPDATE (SEPTEMBER 2017)
Fishing keeps me problem solving, innovating, and guessing. It’s one of things I love most about tramping around in the valleys with a long rod. And…

Night Fishing Stories

The Shallows Below

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August 16, 2016

— This is the companion chapter to The Shallows Above, published a few days ago.

… I’ve done this nighttime thunderstorm thing before. Two summers ago, on a dark night in…