Author Archives: Tom Rosenbauer

Video Pro Tips: How to Fight Big Fish in Small Streams


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

In this great video, Amelia Jensen shows great technique for catching big trout with a fly rod in small streams. It’s not so much about what she says, as what she does that teaches so much. Notice . . .

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Podcast: Becoming a Fishing Guide, with Mike Dawkins


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Mike Dawkins is all smiles as he cradles a fish of a lifetime on Patagonia’s Rividavia.
Photo courtesy Mike Dawkins

“How do I become a guide?” “Should I get a job as a guide?” “How do I train to be a fishing guide?” “What skills do I need?” I get these questions all the time on podcast requests, and because . . .

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Tom’s Top 7 Early-Season Streamers


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

This springtime rainbow was holding in deep water below a highway bridge in western Massachusetts.
Photo by Joe Phillips

In Tuesday’s post, “How to Fish Streamers in the Early Season,” I explained that I prefer flies that have some movement of their own, like ones with marabou and rabbit fur, because they work . . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Fish Streamers in the Early Season


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Fishing slow and low in the spring sometimes produces the biggest fish of the year.
Photo by Drew Price

I always mistrust fly fishers who mouth the platitude, “I don’t care if I catch any fish or not; it’s just nice to get out there.” Sure. Then why don’t you leave the rod home and save yourself the . . .

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