Tag Archives: fly-fishing tips

Pro Tips: How to Catch the Last of a Hatch by “Scumlining”


Written by: Phil Monahan

That black circle at the tip of the arrow is a trout feeding on cripples and spent flies.

When the hatch is over and you’re no longer seeing bugs on the water, one way to prolong dry-fly fishing is to find those places where crippled and spent insects collect. As they say, “foam is. . .

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Pro Tips: An Introduction to Trout-Spey Fishing

Written by: Andrew Grillos, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


Sometimes, big water calls for a way to cover more water.
Photos by Andrew Grillos

A fun and effective method of trout fishing is the down-and-across streamer or wet fly swing, and the popularity of trout-Spey fishing in Montana has grown exponentially over the last few years. The . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish the “Terrestrial Drop”


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a great time of year to fine-tune your fly-fishing terrestrial game. In this week’s Master Class Monday, Dave and Amelia Jensen share some tips on making a realistic, subtle presentation . . .

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Podcast: Science-Based Tips for Catch and Release, with Sascha Danylchuk


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sascha Danylchuk takes a scientist’s perspective on C&R.
Photo courtesy Sascha Danylchuk

My guest this week is Sascha Clark Danylchuk, science advisor for KeepEmWet Fishing. Sascha is an angler and a scientist who has studied the effects of various catch-and-release techniques . . .

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Pro Tips: Staying Streamer Neutral

Written by: George Daniel, author of Strip-Set: Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers


The author increased his success with streamers by watching a skilled bait fisherman, his father-in-law.
Photo via Instagram

The concept of neutral buoyancy is something we all learned in high school. However, it wasn’t until I began streamer fishing in my late teens that I found a practical use for this concept. In short, . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Floating Line or Sinking Tip for Streamers?


Written by: Phil Monahan

The combination of a sinking tip and a heavy fly allows you to get very deep very quickly.
Photo by Phil Monahan

I do a lot of streamer fishing because my home river, the Battenkill, has a low trout-per-mile number, so you need to cover a lot of water to find the fish. Also, Battenkill browns don’t rise . . .

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Pro Tips: Fishing Yellowstone National Park in October

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


The crowds are gone in October, but the trout are on the move.
Photos courtesy Montana Angler

October is when we really see the seasons shifting here in Yellowstone Country. While we typically get at least some warm, Indian summer days, chilly weather and sub-freezing mornings . . .

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