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Fishing Small Water in Late Summer

Tom Rosenbauer always has something great to say about fly fishing, but I really enjoyed this recent piece from him at the Orvis blog. Tom gives you some great tips on how to fish small, cool water during late summer. That's a situation almost all of us are in, so Tom's tips are very timely. Read the tips in full here.

Troutbitten: Euro Nymphing Skills

As part of his ongoing series on Euro nymphing skills, Dom Swentosky over at Troutbitten has released a post on collecting slack line. For me, Euro nymphing doesn't come naturally or easily. Great educational pieces like this really help me broaden my angling horizons, and I'm sure you'll feel the same. Read the story here.

'For Wild's Sake' Episode 2

The second episode of the new series For Wild's Sake is up and live. It picks up where episode one left off, with Chase and Aimee in pursuit of the blueback trout, one of the rarest in Maine.

Background on 'Home Waters'

Brett French - the Montana Untamed editor for the Billings Gazette  - recently published an interview with John Maclean, son of Norman Maclean and author of the new book Home Waters.  John gives some fantastic, new insight into the classic story behind A River Runs Through It.  Read the interview here.

Tips on Fighting Big Fish

Dom Swentosky's latest over at Troutbitten is a great piece on how to fight big fish. Dom says it's the first and last few feet of a fight where anglers most often lose fish - and I'd have to agree with him. To avoid losing fish in those last few crucial feet, I recommend you read through Dom's piece. You can do so here.

7 Terrestrial Tips

George Daniel, in a recent piece over at Hatch Magazine, shares some great tips on fishing terrestrial flies. With that season right around the corner for most anglers, this is a good reminder of the tips to use when fishing big pieces of foam and hair. Read the story here.

Drop-Offs Are Trout Hot-Spots

With low water conditions plaguing most of us anglers this time of year, it's always good to get a reminder about where we can easily find trout. As Louis Cahill notes in this piece over at Gink & Gasoline, drop-offs in rivers - and lakes - are places where trout congregate. Learn more about fishing them, and why they're so effective, here.

Should This Record Brown Trout Count?

Lynn Burkhead, over at Fly Fisherman Magazine, adds some great points to the ongoing discussion on including certain trout in the International Game Fish Association record books. The recent catch of a 44-pound, 5-ounce brown trout from a canal downstream of a salmon farm in New Zealand reignited the debate. Should fish like this count for world record...

'For Wild's Sake' Premiere Episode

Chase and Aimee Bartee, the creative minds behind the YouTube channel Tight Loops, have really outdone themselves with their latest project. Dubbed 'For Wild's Sake: The Rare Trout Chronicles,' this episodic series goes into extraordinary detail on some of the rarest salmonids left in America. Personally, I love the deep-dives into history that Chase and...

Fishing for Bass and Panfish in Weeds

In another installment of the Pro Tips series over at the Orvis blog, Phil Monahan goes into some great detail on fishing for bass and panfish among the weeds. With summer temps making trout fishing a less-appealing proposition lately, the opportunity to learn new ways to chase warm-water species is something we should all take advantage of. You can read...