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How to Catch Trout on Streamers This Winter

Every year, it's common to see a few pieces penned about fishing streamers in the dead of winter - and for good reason. This is one of my favorite times to fish those big bugs, and it's worth every minute of cold fingers. You can read what Dave Karczynski, in Outdoor Life, has to say on the subject here.

Fly Tying Tips: Breaking Thread

For beginner fly tiers, one of the most frustrating problems is figuring out how to prevent thread from breaking. This is something I wrestled with for years before figuring it out on my own. I wish I would've had this article to help clear the waters for me. You can read the article in full here.

How to Pull Off a Successful Cast and Blast

This time of year is one of my favorites, and not solely because of Christmas. The opportunity to go fishing, pack along my shotgun, and possibly bring home a brace of trout and a few ducks is just awesome. Given that I'm usually sore about how one of my big game hunts ended, it's nice to get into the relatively easier art of waterfowl hunting. That's why...

Netting Big Fish On Your Own

I have a bit of a confession to make. I rarely, if ever, use a net while fly fishing. My dad never did, and he's the one who taught me to fish. I've sort of figured out, over the years, how to bring trout up alongside me in slower water, reach down, and pull the hook out - usually without ever taking the fish out of the water, which is another thing my dad...

Rigging a Dry-Dropper for Beginners

This piece from Grant Michaels is a good starter piece for anglers who are new to the sport, or to anglers who haven't fished the dry-dropper rig before. Give it a read here.

Orvis Pro Tips: Solving a Big Trout Riddle

When you stumble onto really big fish, catching them often requires the correct approach. But how do you decide what that is? This recent post from Dave Jensen over at Orvis gives some fantastic detail into how you can go about solving the big-trout riddle the next time you're faced with it. You can also view the video below.

Taming Your Buck Fever

No, this isn't an article about deer hunting. It's a useful commentary from Louis Cahill on how to not screw up the first cast to a big trout. This article is insightful, and timely, since a lot of big trout are out and more easily accessible this time of year. Read it in full here.

Orvis Pro Tips: Fall Streamer Fishing

It's that time of year when the biggest and meanest brown trout start chasing big streamers. Drew Price, via the Orvis Fly Fishing Blog, recently wrote this article on 10 tips you can use to up your streamer game this fall. Read it in full here.

Better Downstream Presentations and Drifts

Kent Klewein recently penned this piece for Gink & Gasoline on how you can achieve better downstream presentations and drifts. As someone who doesn't fish this tactic often enough, it's a good reminder that I need to hone this part of my skillset. You can read the article in full here.

Leaders for Coho Salmon

This video from Pacific Angler TV is a good look at different leader setups you can use while chasing coho salmon.