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Tag: catch and release

How to Land and Release Fish When Fly Fishing Alone

Question:How do I land and release a fish when I am out fishing by myself? Answer: It can be difficult to take a fish off of the hook and release it when you won’t have anyone to help you. Here are some tips for learning how to do it. Whether the fish is large or small, the first thing to do when you’re getting ready to un-hook it is to raise your rod...

What Trout Want: A Beautiful Fiction

Self-Conscious Trout MOST OF WHAT has been written on fly fishing for trout is based on a single premise: Trout are intelligent, suspicious, even capricious creatures that are wise to our tricks. But that’s not all—it seems the harder we try and the more flies we throw at them, the harder they are to catch. For a lot of us that difficulty is precisely...

Bass on a Fly

THE USUAL REASONS for not flyfishing for largemouth bass go like this: I don't know how. I don't have the gear. The gear is too specialized. Bass is that other species you read about in fly fishing magazines; people don't actually fly fish for them. I don't have a big boat with a motor the size of a dishwasher and tons of sponsors to support me. I feel...