Classic Pro Tips: Lighten Up to Catch More Trout

I have a confession to make: I write these articles to self-medicate. I share all the mistakes and troubles I have on the water to provide countless examples of what I hope is our collective suffering. One recent experience . . .

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Video: How to Tie an October Caddis Pupa

The October caddis (genus Dicosmoecus) is one of the best fall hatches in many parts much of the country. And with most caddis hatches, you can catch a lot of trout by imitating the pupal stage, whenn the insects are most vulnerable. In this great video . . .

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Videos: How to Tie Lefty’s Loop

Many anglers prefer to use a loop knot for streamers, and sometimes even nymphs. The theory is that the loop allows the fly to move more freely in the water, making it seem more lifelike to game fish. Lefty’s Loop is an easy-to-tie version that makes . . .

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Video: Which Wing Materials Float Best?

There are a lot of materials on the market designed to help your flies float better, but which ones really perform as advertised on the water? Tim performs a fairly unscientific experiment by floating two inches of each material in a glass of water and then . . .

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Video: Rio Dorado

Check out this amazing film from Fly Fisherman, about some incredible and rare fishing for golden dorados in small water in Argentina. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen before featuring this incredible species in that, instead of stripping streamers to . . .

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Video: Tarpon 101

We’ve all seen the amazing videos of big tarpon taking to their, shaking its head as the angler bows and tries to stay connected. It seems amazing. But do you know what it takes to chase these silver kings? Long-time guide Tom Rowland walks you through . . .

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