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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...

Big Dry, Little Dry: Making the Set

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

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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...

Losing the Crowd

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