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September 1, 2019

I learned the importance of regularly checking my hook points at an early age.

Right after I began fly fishing back in the early 90's, my family and I were on vacation at the Trinity River in Northern California. Being a kid with a brand new fly rod, I was hungry for ac...

April 22, 2019

Bass are ideal fly rod fish.

They are found in countless bodies of water, are strong, often aggressive, and typically don't require super-technical setups or presentations. Many folks (like myself) can target them just minutes from home, but for some reason I just don'...

January 24, 2019

The best anglers have not only impeccable mechanics, but they also have a supreme ability to read and pick apart productive water.

In fact, I'd say that not thoroughly fishing productive water is one of the most common problems I've noticed over the years. It's great t...

November 29, 2018

Many fish often feed on or near the bottom. That's just how it is. When those fish are totally keyed in to that particular zone, your fly had better be there or you may come up empty.

That's one of the simplest mistakes anglers can make—not fishing deep enough. You migh...

November 15, 2018

There's no doubt that fishing reports can be useful. When I was much younger, I'd read them closely and often times follow their recommendations specifically. However, as I got older, I started to think more independently. I'd still refer to them for information on wat...

November 8, 2018

You arrive at your spot, and are immediately greeted with large bait schools and predators cruising and slashing through them. It seems like the perfect setup for success, right? Only problem is, you start casting....and continue casting.....and casting.....then cast s...

October 25, 2018

When searching structure, cover, or just an open shoreline trying to find fish, playing the angles can offer positive results.

One of my previous posts here discussed how working a likely area using repeated presentations with different angles can work extremely well. T...

October 11, 2018

Small flies certainly have their place.  

Whether imitating insects or other types of small forage, a downsized fly is often a great choice to "match the hatch" when it comes to accurately representing these little morsels. With that said, of course all fish don't alway...

September 24, 2018

Years ago, I remember watching a popular fishing show on television. They were targeting small brook trout on some beautiful mountain lake, when one of the guys got the idea to climb to the top of a waterside cliff to better spot and cast to cruising fish. When he got...

August 27, 2018

Some fly anglers simply don't realize how much of an impact the wrong size fly line or leader can have on their fishing. In the most touchy, technical conditions, it can literally be the only thing that's hampering success. I've always loved fishing with tackle that's...

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