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How to Prevent Trout From Seeing You

How do you avoid alerting fish to your presence?  Here are...

Making Do with the Wrong Fly Rod

If you’re like me, you own too many fly rods — but you...

How to Fish High Mountain Creek Pools

Question: I fly fish steep-gradient creeks in the Sierra...

Bigs, Smalls, Spots: Fly Fishing for Three Kinds of Bass

The 6-weight labors a bit, but with two false casts the...

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Getting Soft Hackled

Just about every trout stream on the planet has massive caddis hatches on summer evenings, and it’s great to see fish...

"Getting Your Expert On" - The School of Trout

There are two main categories of trout fishermen. First, there are the anglers who enjoy spending time on the water in...

"An Emerger By Any Other Name"

Question: “Looking at my assortment of flies collected through the years, I cannot tell which are emergers and which...

Freshwater Vs. Saltwater Fly Fishing

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: "What are the differences between...

Walking on Water

It has been said that fly fishing is much like problem-solving: basically, the fish are feeding, and you can’t catch...

Smaller and Quieter Can Be Better, Part II: No Hatch

As often as tiny flies are right for matching hatches, they can be right just for fooling trout when no hatches are...

Top-Water Retrieves for Smallies

Question: What is the best way to work a popper in rivers? Most of my experience fishing for smallmouth bass is in...