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Trout use shadow edges to conceal themselves and feed, just as they would in a transition seam from slow to fast water. Joe Mahelr illustration

Hunting Trout in the Shadows

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

Trout use shadows for concealment and for feeding, and it’s a particularly important feature on small streams with large trout…. more »

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Drag-Free Drift Casting

by Joe Mahler 3

You cast the fly beautifully and accurately in the direction of a feeding trout. As the fly drifts downstream, first… more »

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Tenkara Fly Fishing

by Jessica Mcglothlin 0

“Fish learn from history,” Yvon Chouinard observed, looking out the window at an Idaho sunrise. He referenced the notoriously difficult… more »

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Fly Fishing Tackle Checklist

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

Fly fishing is a beautiful, deeply involved outdoor pursuit built on a framework of craft (fly tying), science (understanding, appreciating,… more »

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Bluegill Season Fly Fishing

by Dave and Emily Whitlock 1

I’d like you to consider three questions: What is the first fish most of us catch on a fly? What… more »

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Wading Strategies

by Landon Mayer 0

The key to success for any fish hunter is a stealthy approach. Too many people wade recklessly into a river… more »

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Fly Fishing Tricks and Tips From The Experts

by Jay Nichols 1

Check out these great fly fishing tricks and tips!

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Rod Angles for Fly Fishing

by Ross Purnell, Editor 1

When I was a fly-fishing guide, and I had beginners in my boat, I remember my frequent first admonition when… more »

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Matching The Drake Hatch

by Paul Weamer 1

All sports have their ultimate events: baseball has the World Series, football has the Super Bowl, and golf has the… more »

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Circle Reach Cast

by Jim Dean 0

The hatch is on, trout are feeding, and suddenly there’s a good fish rising right beside you. Or there’s an… more »

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