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Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Early-Season Smallmouth Success

Pro Tips: 5 Keys to Early-Season Smallmouth Success

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips The author’s son, Truman, with a fine early-season bronzeback.Photo by Kip Vieth Winter is the [...]
Classic Essay: Finding Your Fly Fishing Equilibrium

Classic Essay: Finding Your Fly Fishing Equilibrium

Written by: Lee Terkel All photos by Lee Terkel So this is the view from my office. Through most of the day, I am a pretty focused employee and t [...]
Pro Tips: What Kind of First-Aid Kit Should You Carry?

Pro Tips: What Kind of First-Aid Kit Should You Carry?

Written by: Mike Tayloe, Finns West When an injury occurs in the field, it pays to have the proper tools and materials.Photo via Finns West [...]
Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook While Nymphing

Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook While Nymphing

Written by: Geoff Stevens I recently had the honor of taking a fellow guide and his wife on a trip for large rainbows. He was a top-notch [...]
5 Tips for Preparing Your Lines and Reels for a New Season

5 Tips for Preparing Your Lines and Reels for a New Season

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co. Spend a few minutes giving your reel and line a tune-up. . .or you might live to regret it.Photo [...]
Classic Winter Pattern: Josh’s Reaper Midge

Classic Winter Pattern: Josh’s Reaper Midge

Written by: Josh Williams Winter trout often key on midges near or on the surface.All photos by Josh Williams Winter fishing in tailwaters can b [...]
Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach a Kid to Fish

Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach a Kid to Fish

Written by: Paul Fersen Who needs a trout when a creek chub can elicit a smile like that?Photo of Brennon Hill by Jon Hill For those of us [...]
Pro Tips: Top 5 Late Winter/Early Spring Nymphs

Pro Tips: Top 5 Late Winter/Early Spring Nymphs

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop The early season is a great time to catch trout on nymphs.Photo by John Way The later sunlight this [...]
Pro Tips: How to Blind-Strike Your Way to More Trout

Pro Tips: How to Blind-Strike Your Way to More Trout

Written by: George Daniel, author of Dynamic Nymphing Joe Humphreys demonstrates his blind-striking technique in a high-confidence lie near h [...]
Classic Pro Tips: 8 Must-Have Flies for Winter Fishing

Classic Pro Tips: 8 Must-Have Flies for Winter Fishing

Written by: The staff of Trouts Fly Fishing Just a handful of staple patterns will get the job done during the winter months.Photo by Phil [...]
Pro Tips: How to Fish Midge Patterns in Winter

Pro Tips: How to Fish Midge Patterns in Winter

Written by: Zach Matthews, Itinerant Angler Tailwater trout, such as this Bighorn brown, often key on small midges.Photo by Steve Galleta, Bi [...]
Classic Pro Tips: Nymphing vs Swinging for Steelhead

Classic Pro Tips: Nymphing vs Swinging for Steelhead

Written by: Dave Stewart, Wet Fly Swing This winter steelhead was caught on a nymphing setup.Photo by Dave Stewart Have you been thinki [...]
Step-by-Step: How to Tie the Perfect Santa Claus Fly

Step-by-Step: How to Tie the Perfect Santa Claus Fly

Written by: Steve Cobb The author’s original sketch eventually led to the fantastic pattern described here.All photos by Steve Cobb Editor’s [...]
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