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Tag: fishing guide

"Guidespeak"

“Hi, I’m Nick, and I will be your fishing guide today. You guys ready to get out on the water or what?!” By now, my opening lines and go-to questions feel more like a robotic speech than conversation with human beings.  I am numb from the grind of guide trips and waders that never fully dry. My boxes look like a graveyard of what were once brimming...

Dos & Don'ts of Guided Fishing Trips

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: In a few weeks, I am fishing with a guide for the first time ever and don’t want to make an ass of myself or be “that guy”—the one whom the guide makes fun of with his buddies later on. Got any “dos” and “don’ts” for how to be a good client? Robert S., San...

Why Fish Double-Taper Fly Lines?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I don't know anyone who fishes a double-taper line, but I notice that all the manufacturers make them. Somebody must be buying them. What are they for? Dave C., Portland, OR Answer: Well, Dave, truth be told, I’ve never used anything but a weight-forward line, either, so I...

When The Hatch Is Over

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: What do you do when you’re fishing a hatch (BWOs, caddis, etc.) and then it’s over—the bugs stop appearing and the fish stop rising? Is it time to pack up and go home, or are there ways to keep catching those fish after the hatch has ended? Bob J., Salt Lake City, UT...

Steve Huff: "A Passion For Tarpon"

Andy Mill: Your reputation precedes you in many ways—the success you have had through the years in tournament fishing and all the world records—but I think one of the things that stands out most is your work ethic. Here we are in the winter, it is cold as hell, and you got off the water last night at 7:45 p.m. I talked to your son, Dustin, and he said...

Review: "A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park"

FLY ANGLERS are blessed with a cornucopia of books on pretty much everything related to their sport.  Perhaps the most abundant genre of fly fishing literature is the destination guide,  showing anglers where, when and how to fish. Chances are good that you own one or two of these books, and the chances are also good that even if you've been lucky enough...