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The Rocket School Of Carpin’ | When it’s too hot for trout

** This post is from contributing author, Chris Kehres. ** Editor's Notes Trout fishing the long summer months means deeply shortened hours and far fewer opportunities. Finding cold enough water can be tough, and a stream thermometer becomes the most valuable tool in...

Relocation as a Productive Fishing Strategy

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** Twenty minutes after I posted the Take Five article, last week, I received this message from my friend, Pat Burke: “Just so you know, I strongly disagree with your post today.” He followed that with a smiley...

The Rocket School Of Carpin’ | When it’s too hot for trout

** This post is from contributing author, Chris Kehres. ** Editor's Notes Trout fishing the long summer months means deeply shortened hours and far fewer opportunities. Finding cold enough water can be tough, and a stream thermometer becomes the most valuable tool in...

Deja Vu- What You Can Learn From Taking A Photo

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** With the advances in camera equipment and the rise of social media as a way of sharing photos, photography is becoming a larger part of the fly fishing experience.  It is a simple way to convey your experiences...
Does a seasoned trout angler really need to hire a guide?

Does a seasoned trout angler really need to hire a guide?

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. I’ll be the first to admit that I still have a lot to learn when it comes to fly fishing.  Saying I’m a seasoned angler may be a bit of a stretch, but I do spend a couple days a week on the water year round fishing my...

Fishing With The Dorsey Yarn Indicator

Fishing With The Dorsey Yarn Indicator

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Over the years I made a sharp transition from spending all of my time nymphing with indicators to only tightlining.  As with most people who begin to euro nymph, I quickly saw my catch rate go up significantly.  It...

A Couple Days On The Water With My Oldest

A Couple Days On The Water With My Oldest

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. From the time my oldest son Logan was born, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the days when I’d take him out to float a local river.  Over the last year I’ve witnessed him make great strides in his coordination.   He is no...

Old Glory

Old Glory

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. It had been a while since Dom and I fished together.  Contrasting work schedules, running around with the kids, and family obligations make it difficult to find enough overlap time needed to make a trip worthwhile. ...

The Early Morning Streamer Bite

The Early Morning Streamer Bite

As the long days of summer begin to roll in, one of my favorite times to fish is at first light. When I refer to first light, I really mean that it should still be dark when you are walking to the stream and rigging up.  If you are not in position to start fishing...

Take Two

Take Two

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** I looked out over a productive run as the rain accumulated on the brim of my hat and rhythmically dripped onto my lap.  I had just lost my best fish of the year after a lengthy fight.  The struggle was difficult...

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Thwarted By Garth Brooks

Thwarted By Garth Brooks

** This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. ** [/vc_message][vc_column_text]I began the long hike in just as the early morning blue haze crested the hillside.  As usual, I opted for an early start to maximize my fishing time.  My wife had plans in the evening...

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Crocodile Hunting

Crocodile Hunting

  This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke The streams in our area have been high for most of the spring making it extremely difficult to find time on the water with manageable flows.  It was only a matter of time though until I hit it right. Saturday...

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Spring Rain

Spring Rain

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. A moment comes on all outings when I stop fixating on the fishing and look around to take in the surroundings. I hadn't quite figured out what the fish were taking, and I needed to break, and adjust my approach. Friday...

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Big Flows

Big Flows

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Matt and I met Thursday evening at the American Ale House to talk strategy and watch Dom’s gig.  We had a few places in mind to target big fish where Matt had done well a few days prior.  Throughout drinking a couple...

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Fly Of The Year

Fly Of The Year

  This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke There were not many good fishing options with the high flows, but I wasn't going to pass up the beautiful weather on Monday.  I decided to drive out of town a bit to find more manageable flows and hopefully some...

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