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Trout Tips: The false cast

False casting is a necessary evil for fly casters, but it’s important to realize that it serves several purposes. First, if you’re fishing dry flies, it helps dry your fly and keep the fly floating longer during a fishing session. Second, as TROUT Magazine Editor Kirk Deeter demonstrates in this week’s edition of Trout Tips, … Read more

Traditions: The Secret Spot

By Sam Davidson I read recently that the Millennial generation cares more about experiences than possessions. This was gratifying to me, as I have hewn to that credo myself since I was old enough to understand the choice—and my two children are the tail end of the Millennials. alt=”” title=”” />It got me thinking about … Read more

Fly tying: JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin

I’m warming to streamer fishing for trout, but I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a late convert. My aversion to heaving heavy flies into deep water using sink-tips, shooting heads or full-on sinking lines could more aptly be described as an abhorance of the inconvenient. Throwing that much weight with heavy rods just seemed … Read more

Voices from the River: An Idaho solution

Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho. Photo by Chris Hunt by Chris Hunt I admit it. I’m biased. I love my home state of Idaho. Home to sprawling sage-brush seas, sky-piercing mountains, old-growth cedar and spruce forests and some of the best trout water on the planet, it’s no accident that I arrived here some … Read more

Fly fish the world with TU

Fly fishing at Cinco Rios, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cinco Rios Lodge. Want to hit some of the best fishing in the world with kindred spirits? Trout Unlimited, through its Griffith’s Circle giving community, is offering some great options for 2017. They include: alt=”” title=”” />Harrison Homestead, Montana: Two dates at your private angling base … Read more

Trout Tips: Shorten your strip

Shorten the strip to improve chances at connecting with fish. Photo by Chris Hunt. I had the extreme good fortune of spending the last two weeks in Chile’s northern Patagonia region, fishing rivers like the Yelcho and the Palena. But we also fished Lago Yelcho, a big, beautiful blue lake that soaks up dozens of … Read more