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Ed Engle on Spring Creek Solitude and Elusive Trout

"Overnight a light snow had fallen at the trailhead to the spring creek. No one else was in the parking area. Cottontail, coyote and mule deer tracks meandered across the fresh snow in the canyon bottom. When I crossed what appeared to be a frozen stream I worried that I was all wrong and the creek had frozen, but farther down the trail I saw where the...

"Where Should I Take a Beginner Out West?"

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I am looking for a recommendation for a river where I can take a beginner. I will probably invest in a guide. I’m looking for a dry-fly fishery with lots of action. Smaller fish that hit anything is preferable to larger fish that are selective. I’m looking for a western...

Podcast: Dave Perkins on Fishing Spring Creeks

Dave Perkins and Tom Rosenbauer talk about tactics for fly fishing on spring creeks. Perkins: "It's the best of why we all like to fly fish. It is very, very visual.  The level of anticipation for me is the highest, because you can see the fish and see if they are feeding.  It's just a matter of whether you can approach the fish and find the right fly....

You Can Do Something About the Weather

ANGLING TACTICS are determined by any number of factors, but weather is always one of the most important. When I think of the influences of weather conditions on a fishing situation, I am reminded of a customer who, a few seasons ago, walked into the Livingston, Montana fly shop where I worked. It was one of those days that would frustrate any angler or...

Strike Indicators

MANY OF US are drawn to spring creeks and tailwaters because these rich environments produce heavy hatches of aquatic insects and offer the angler consistent and predictable dry fly fishing. On the other hand, the spring creek angler encounters periods—in almost any given day of fishing and especially over the course of a full season—when there is no...