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  • Fishing Trout Tips

    Trout Tips: Give the fish a break

    Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," available now for overnight delivery. If a trout misses your dry fly, or refuses it, move a short distance away. Give the fish a break; then go back with a different fly. That may be the one he's looking for. — Dan Beistel, Oviedo,…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: October Caddis Skater

    Not to be confused with the October Caddis Euro Nymph we featured from Tim Flagler last week, this high-floating dry fly is a multi-purpose weapon for fall trout that can be absolutely deadly. Video of October Caddis SkaterThe October Caddis Skater, as Flagler points out above, can be fished on the drift like a normal…

  • Fishing Trout Tips

    Trout Tips: Have someone read to you

    Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," available online for overnight delivery. When I was learning to read books, I learned by having someone read to me. Soon, I was able to pick out a word or two, then sentences, paragraphs, etc. Eventually, I was able to read an entire book…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: October Caddis Euro Nymph

    Here in the West, October caddis usually start to show up after the first chilly squalls of September. The same is true, according to Tim Flagler, in the Northeast. I love the October hatch because it will usually last through Indian Summer until the first in-earnest high-country snowfall, usually sometime in November. Video of October…

  • Fishing Trout Tips

    Trout Tips: Beaver ponds

    I love fishing beaver ponds. My first-ever brook trout was pulled from the bottom of a high-country beaver pond with my grandfather standing watch over my shoulder, many, many years ago. Since then, especially in high-elevation meadow streams, I've been on the lookout for beaver ponds that more than likely hold trout. Trout Tips |…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: My Friend the Sticky Pad

    Over the last couple of years, I've learned a lot from Tim Flagler, fly-tying extraordinaire. Not only has he, through his video tying series that we feature each Friday here on the TU blog, helped become a better fly tier, but I really enjoy some of the simple little tips he shares to make my…

  • Fishing Fly tying

    Fly tying: The Shakey Bealy

    Fall weather is on us here in the West—snowfall is slated to put an end to a brutal fire season, and the aspen leaves are turning in earnest. It's one of the best times of the year to be a fly fisherman, and it's when I start to think about visiting my favorite Western river:…