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The Magic Half-Inch

The Half-Inch Zone One of the great — and maddening ...

"Should I Move or Stay Put?"

Question: When you’re fishing a pool, pocket, or riffle...

Tiny Fly, Big Trout

There are two sure ways to hook a really big trout: Tie on...

Fooling Trout, From Yellowstone to Oregon

Each fall, I spend about three weeks in Yellowstone...

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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...

Losing the Crowd

There are times when you’ve got to escape your fellow anglers before you get to fool some trout — especially on...

How to Prevent Trout From Seeing You

How do you avoid alerting fish to your presence?  Here are five strategies I use to help prevent fish from seeing me...

Making Do with the Wrong Fly Rod

If you’re like me, you own too many fly rods — but you want and need even more. I haven’t taken a formal census...

How to Fish High Mountain Creek Pools

Question: I fly fish steep-gradient creeks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in California. Many of these streams are not...

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

The 6-weight labors a bit, but with two false casts the heavy-headed line shoots forward, plopping the big blue popper...

Flies New and Old and Others In Between

Question: It seems between print and online magazines, vendor sites, fishing blogs, and YouTube there are new trout...