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  • Trout Talk

    For crayfish flies, keep it simple

    I have a friend who is an extremely talented fly tier. His creations are intricate and gorgeous. And they would certainly catch fish, too, if he ever actually fished with them. But he doesn’t. Because, you know, who wants to risk losing a fly that it took an hour to tie? While creating fancy flies can…

  • Trout Tips Featured

    Making tough casts for big fish

    Bigger fish will often lie in hard-to-reach habitat.

    By Jim Strogen There are some spots that I know must hold a trout, that I won’t cast to and risk losing my fly. Instead, I just tip my hat to the fish for picking that lie and move on to the next hole. That doesn’t happen too often, and I tend to lose my…