January 2017

Tips/Tactics

Split Shot vs Weighted Flies

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January 26, 2017

So you hate split shot. I know. I’ve never had anyone tell me they really like using it. For me, split shot is a convenient and useful tool in…

Streamers Tips/Tactics

Streamers as an Easy Meal — The Old School Streamer Thing

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January 18, 2017

So far this winter my nymphing game has been a little off — the numbers aren’t there. Maybe it’s me and maybe it’s the fish, but either way, my…

Stories

You’re in too Far Now

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January 10, 2017
That large tail waved goodbye, and a sturdy wild brown trout slid back into the flow. It was a good fish for this river, and I texted a couple pictures to Burke — just to remind him that I was fishing and he wasn’t. This is what we do to each other.

I must've been a little too gleeful and gloating — chuckled with a little too much gusto when I hit send, maybe — because on the next cast, instant karma sent my leader and flies into the sycamores. And so began the twenty minutes of foolishness that followed . . .

Tips/Tactics

Resources for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing

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January 5, 2017

There’s no doubt we are in the golden age of information — for fly fishing too. Never before has it been so easy to open a browser and click…

Stories

We watched daylight race the river downstream …

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January 3, 2017

My waders are leaking again. I noticed it around noon today, when cold water saturated a leg seam, seeped through the breathable membrane and soaked three layers of polyester fleece…