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"Chuggin’ The Moodah Poodah"

There are two schools of fly anglers: Those that believe in...

Bugling Elk and Uncommon Wisdom: Two Days at The School of Trout

John Juracek, former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies in West...

Safety Tips for Fly Fishers

Question: "What safety precautions should I take when I go...

Cold Hard Steel

Each year — right during the shortest days and longest...

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Finding Beauty in an Ugly Trout

I’ve been lucky enough to hook and land some big trout this year, and I usually give myself 30 seconds or so to take...

The Magic Half-Inch

The Half-Inch Zone One of the great — and maddening — things about fly fishing is that the solution for almost...

"Should I Move or Stay Put?"

Question: When you’re fishing a pool, pocket, or riffle, how many unproductive casts should you make before you...

Tiny Fly, Big Trout

There are two sure ways to hook a really big trout: Tie on a monster articulated streamer — dripping with rubber...

Fooling Trout, From Yellowstone to Oregon

Each fall, I spend about three weeks in Yellowstone National Park chasing the big runner brown and rainbow trout that...

Euro Nymphing: Tenkara’s European Cousin

Tenkara bears a striking resemblance to one of the most popular trends in mainstream fly fishing: Euro nymphing. The...

Ask the Expert: Dry Fly Fishing on Lakes

Question: I fish for trout sometimes in lakes by trolling with a sinking line. When fly fishers talk about lakes...

Rigging Streamers for Trout Fishing

Leader and Tippet Selection While fishing streamers you can use heavy lead- ers and tippets that prevent the trout from...