Pro Tips: How to Find Trout in Lakes


Bill Spicer, host of “The New Fly Fisher,” with a nice lake-caught brown trout.
Photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

This week, we offer some tips on trout fishing in lakes from Phil Rowley, one of the top stillwater experts in North America. I asked Phil to host the stillwater chapter on from the Orvis Fly . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Grass Carp on the Fly

Written by: Drew Ross, Looknfishy


You’ll have to learn to accept a pretty high failure rate if you want to eventually land a grass carp.
Photos by Drew Ross

Grass carp can be a challenge on the fly and frustrated me for years. My first experience was very memorable. In the summer 2012, I was working some lily pads for bass when a huge shadow . . .

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Classic Video: How to Tie the Chernobyl Ant

Last week, I went up on my favorite native-brookie stream at lunchtime and had a blast dropping a Chernobyl Ant into pockets and pools. The trout were eager, hammering the fly even when it . . .

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Video: How to Tie Flies with Foam

The latest how-to fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is chock-full of tips and tricks that will make working with foam much easier. If you love making high-floating flies, terrestrials, attractor patterns, etc., then you’ll probably want . . .

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Video: How to Prospect for Trout, with Tom Rosenbauer

When you’re fishing a freestone stream, there are lots of places where trout could hold, but knowing which are the best lies will save you lots of time and help you catch more fish. In this classic video from “The New Fly Fisher,” Tom Rosenbauer walks . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Catch Bass from Tough Structure

In this great video, Conway Bowman shows how to catch largemouth bass in “bad neighborhoods,” by making accurate casts right into the holding area. Be prepared to get snagged or caught on rocks, but that’s simply the price you pay for getting down and . . .

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Video: How to Choose Deer Hair for Comparaduns III

Do you struggle to tie Comparadun wings? It might be the deer hair you’re using. Three weeks ago, Tim discussed what kinds of hair generally works best, and then he covered hair length, alignment, tips, and color banding. Here, for deer hunters and . . .

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