March 2017

Tips/Tactics

The Dorsey Yarn Indicator — Everything you need to know and a little more

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March 30, 2017

When tight line nymphing doesn’t get the job done, it’s time to hang the nymphs below a suspender. A dry fly, Thingamabobber or cork style indicator all have their…

Tips/Tactics

“Get me back to my fly line” — Connecting and disconnecting the Mono Rig

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March 21, 2017

Change or die. Take what the river gives you and adapt. See the signals, make the changes, and catch fish. That’s the way she goes. That’s trout fishing.

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Commentary

Add 146 PA Streams to the Class-A Wild Trout and Wild Trout Streams Lists

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March 16, 2017

A slate of 146 streams are proposed to be added to the Pennsylvania Class A Wild Trout Waters and Wild Trout Streams lists, but they need your help.

Surprisingly, streams…

Streamside Tips/Tactics

Streamside | Kelly Galloup with Reno Fly Shop Podcast

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March 14, 2017

Sinking into a podcast while tying flies or traveling to the river is one of my favorite ways to relax and learn something at the same time.

Reno Fly Shop…

Streamers Tips/Tactics

Fly Fishing with Streamers on the Mono Rig — More Control and more Contact

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March 1, 2017
So why would we use a Mono Rig over fly line? What's the advantage?

Just like a tight line nymph rig, we gain more control over the presentation of the flies, and we have better contact throughout the cast and the drift. With fly line in the game, we cast and manage the fly line itself. With the Mono Rig, we cast and manage the streamers more directly.

With the Mono Rig, we can stay tight to the streamer after the cast, we can dead drift it with precision for the first five feet, keeping all the leader off the water. Then we might activate the streamer with some jigs and pops for the next ten feet of the drift. And for the last twenty feet, as the streamer finishes out below and across from us, we may employ long strips. All these options are open.