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Tandem Streamer Rigs for Fall Trout

Phil Monahan, over at the Orvis Fly Fishing Blog, recently shared this piece about a classic tip for getting fall trout in your net. Two streamers, fished in tandem, can be twice as deadly as one. Read more of the story here.

How to Pick Streamers for Big Fall Trout

It's that time of year when it seems like everyone posting on Instagram is sharing photos of big fish they hooked on streamers. If you want in on that action this year, then Kubie Brown's recent story over at The Meat Eater will help you pick out the streamers that'll land you a really big fish. Read the story here.

Finding Potholes in Rivers

Dom Swentosky is one of the best fly fishers I've ever had the chance to talk to, and his knowledge is on full display in his latest story. This one focuses on the art of finding the almost invisible "potholes" in rivers that are otherwise devoid of typical trout-hiding structure. Read the story here.

Getting Ready for Fall Fishing

Fall is finally and fully here in the Rocky Mountains, which means trout fishing is on the upswing for the next few months. To get you ready for any and every fall fly fishing situation, you can read this story from Field & Stream. 

The Backing Barrel Sighter

This story comes to us from Dom Swentosky, over at Troutbitten. The story details a style of tight-line sighter indicators Dom calls "Backing Barrel Sighters." Dom also says these might be the best sighters ever, for tight-line nymphing. Read the story here.

How to See Trout

As a guide, I'm fortunate to have a front-row seat to fly fishing's learning curve. One of the most challenging things to teach clients is how to spot trout, especially in tough water conditions. While I think some have a natural ability for it, that doesn't mean you can't develop the skills necessary to spot trout. This story from Fly Fisherman...

Ultimate Small Stream Fishing Guide

The folks over at Field & Stream published what they call the "Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing Small Streams." Whether this guide actually lives up to that billing is up to you, but it's worth a read regardless. You can find the guide in full here.

Flat Water Nymphing

Kent Klewein has been on a fantastic tear of late, producing some stellar content over at Gink & Gasoline. This recent piece on flat-water nymphing is another must-read. Give it a full read here.

Catching Bass in Tight Cover

This piece from Pete Robbins over at MeatEater is an interesting one. It focuses on how to present lures to bass that are tucked away in tight cover. With water temps still well above normal for safe trout fishing, bass fishing on the fly is the next best thing. And just because Robbins writes mainly to the spin fishing crowd doesn't mean you can't parlay...

Trout Tactics for Smallmouth

I love smallmouth bass fishing, but it's not something I get to do often here in the Rockies. Even this year, during record drought and heat when I've purposefully stayed away from trout in the warmest parts of the day, I haven't found myself running into smallmouth. This piece from Fly Fisherman Magazine has me deciding to change that. In it, you'll...