Classic Pro Tip: Keep Your Fly In the Water


Your chances of catching a gorgeous trout like this increase the longer your fly is in the strike zone.
Photo by Shawn Combs

There’s an old saying among fishermen: You can’t catch fish if your line isn’t in the water. I believe that this is one of the reasons that wives often outfished their more-experienced husbands on float trips when I guided on the Yellowstone and in Alaska. Whereas the husband recognized every great trout lie the boat floated past and. . .

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Tips for Fishing High-Elevation Lakes for Brook Trout

My friend Jeff and I recently took our families to explore a high elevation lake and stream in the Uinta Mountains of Utah for a couple of days. The hike to the lake was only about a mile, but we had heard good things about it. When we arrived, . . .

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Video: A Primer on Natural Dubbing Materials

There are lots of choices when it comes to natural dubbing materials, but do you know the differences between, say, rabbit, beaver, muskrat, or angora? Tim offers a quick take on each, highlighting its best uses for fly tiers. As you build your . . .

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Video: How to String a Fly Rod

In the latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, he teaches you one of the first things you need to know as a fly fisher: how to string your rod so you can start casting. Although this is a simple task, we’ve all seen folks do it wrong . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Understanding Fly Lines

Last year, Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outiffters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a great new series called “Getting Started in Fly Fishing.” In Episode 8, Flechsig walks you through the various options for choosing the right line to match your equipment . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for August 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and the legendary Landon Mayer fish the “Dream Stream” section of the South Platte and find some pretty trout. Then they sit on the tailgate of the truck and list Landon’s . . .

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Video: How to Fish for Atlantic Salmon

A trip to cast for Atlantic salmon is a bucket-list item for many fly fishers. But it’s a completely different game from the trout fishing you may be accustomed to. In this excellent video from The New Fly Fisher, Bill Spicer covers all the essentials to . . .

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