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Big Dry, Little Dry: Making the Set

Question: “When a trout takes a large, say size 8, dry...

Finding Beauty in an Ugly Trout

I’ve been lucky enough to hook and land some big trout...

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...

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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...

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...