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Fly Fishing Strategies Tips/Tactics

Fly Fishing Strategies: Learn the Nymph

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March 1, 2018
As a young troutbitten kid, I learned to fish live minnows strung on a small double hook with a barrel swivel and split shot. My uncle taught me to cast upstream and dead drift the unlucky creature, adding a slight lift when necessary to keep it off the bottom. When the fathead minnow was across from my position, I allowed the line to tighten and swing as the minnow was carried downstream. That transition between dead drifting and swinging was the sweet spot of the drift, and I learned to understand where it would happen. By considering the speed and direction of the various currents, I tried to position myself adjacent to the prime holding water for the best trout. Even at ten years of age, fishing was a beautifully complicated game and every cast was full of possibility. It was captivating.
Fly Fishing Strategies Tips/Tactics

Fly Fishing Strategies — The Add-On Line

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February 16, 2018

Adding a second fly to the tippet section usually improves your chances of fooling a trout. Sure, there are times when the precision of just one fly is an…

Tips/Tactics

It’s a Suspender — Not Just an Indicator

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February 1, 2018

This August, 2016 Troutbitten article is retooled and revisited here.
Bobber, cork, foam, yarn, dry fly. Those are my categories, but who cares? If you’ve been fly fishing and nymphing…

Ask an Expert Tips/Tactics

Ask an Expert | For Euro Nymphing or the Mono Rig, what leader material do you like for the butt section?

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January 24, 2018

Fly fishers are a funny bunch. We ask questions, get answers, then go off and do our own thing anyway. Truth be told, some of the best innovations come…

Tips/Tactics

The Big Rig — The Two Plus One — Two Nymphs and a Streamer

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November 21, 2017

Multi-fly rigs are nothing new. We pair one nymph with another all the time. Many of us fish two streamers, and most of us cast a dry fly with…