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    Trout Tips: Ready to go

    There are a lot of little tips for fly fishing expedience that may not actually help you catch fish, but might make it easier to start fishing. The tip offered up by Kirk Deeter in the video below is one such idea that has become second nature to me and a lot of anglers who…

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    Fly tying: A Kinder, Gentler Mop fly

    A crane fly larvae. Confession: I've never fished a "mop" fly, but I've seen Tim Flagler's gawdy versions before and honestly couldn't figure out a practical use for such horrific creations. Until now. As Tim demonstrates in this week's video, the Kinder, Gentler Mop is a ringer for a crane fly larvae, a common bug…

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    Trout Tips: 40 feet in four seconds

    I stood there, thigh-deep in the green waters of Long Island in the Bahamas, staring intently through polarized lenses at the pod of bonefish working way happily my way. I'd never caught a bonefish, and this was clearly my best chance. Standing beside me was Rod Hamilton of DIY Bonefishing fame—he'd taken pity on the…

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    Fly tying: Get it Down Pat’s

    About 15 years ago or so, I weaseled my way into the fly fishing competition when the ESPN Great Outdoor Games came to the Henry's Fork. I managed to win the pre-competition casting accuracy event on the first day, but on a slow fishing day in April, I landed only a single trout—a 13-inch rainbow.…

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    Trout Tips: The reach cast

    Casting to perpendicular runs can be challenging–it's often tough to get the right drift. Once anglers master the mend, the next tool that needs to be added to the tackle box to help get that perfect drift and send that fly downstream in a natural fashion is the reach cast. Here, TU's Kirk Deeter demonstrates…

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    Fly tying: Ken’s Crystal Worm

    I have the same discussion with a lot of different folks about this time every year. Are flies that imitate worms ... ethical? My take? Absolutely. They mimic a naturally occuring prey base in rivers, lakes and streams all over America, and, with high flows approaching in some of our snow-locked rivers, worm patterns are…