Video: How to Tie Shenk’s Minnow

In this week’s video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler walks you through the process of tying the Shenk’s White Minnow, created by Pennsylvania legend Ed Shenk. It’s a simple streamer pattern that imitates a variety of baitfish, such as creek . . .

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Video: How to Tie-In Bucktail

Tying-in bucktail–for a Clouser Minnow or other hairwing pattern–looks pretty easy, but the results are often less-than-optimal. The wing itself may look good, but the head can be messy and the hairs can fall out. Tim has an easy solution that will make . . .

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Book Excerpt: How to Fish Streamers for Trout


This fat rainbow fell for a Bunny Streamer fished with a fast retrieve on Colorado’s Yampa River.
Photo by Jay Nichols

Streamers can be fished just like nymphs and wet flies—across-stream, upstream, and downstream. Streamers will take fish all of these ways, even dead-drifted directly . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Strip Set

Setting the hook on saltwater species–or when you’re fishing a streamer for any big fish–requires a hard strip set. The bane of saltwater guides around the world is the dread “trout set,” in which . . .

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Video Pro Tips: Don’t Fish for Spawning Trout

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, takes on an important topic in fly fishing: casting to spawning trout. Yes, it is legal in many places, but does that make it right? This is a personal decision, and as you know, Ben is not shy . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Deal with Refusals and Misses

In the tenth and final installment of their series on how to fish a spinner fall, Dave and Amelia Jensen discuss what to do if a fish refuses your fly or if you miss the strike. Sometimes, you need to change things up, while other times, you need to just . . .

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