Pro Tips: How to Recognize and Treat Hypothermia

Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler’s Covey


Winter fishing can be miserable and cold, and you should always be on the lookout for signs of hypothermia.
Photo by Phil Monahan

Cold weather is not far away, and every angler should be prepared for the challenges that the late season and winter fishing can create. Hypothermia is a serious threat in fall and winter be. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Eggstasy Egg

Here’s a killer winter egg pattern that is a huge favorite of both well-known guide George Daniel and Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions because it is so effective. Like many such flies, the Eggstasy Egg can be tied in a variety of colors, color . . .

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Pro Tips: 3 Benefits of Fishing During Winter

Winter fishing isn’t for everyone: bitter cold, sluggish fish, and short days are enough to keep a good number of anglers off the river until at least March. But that doesn’t mean hitting the water between the months of. . .

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Video: How to Make Your Own Colored Beads

Not everyone (by which I mean “hardly anyone”) has a tying bench as well stocked as Tim’s, but even he occasionally finds himself without the right color weighted beads. He’s come up with an ingenious method for making his own, using nail polish, . . .

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Master Class Monday: Keep Feeding the Fish

You can waste a lot of time fishing over trout that have been spooked (and are thus not feeding), but sometimes they surprise us, and persistence can pay off. Watch as Amelia Jensen works a large brown trout, loses it in a . . .

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Pro Tips: Stay Away from Redds

I often get asked, “what does a trout redd look like?” Above is a picture I snapped last week on the South Holston River while floating through a tailout. The redd, or the bed, is circled. Most of our large brown trout are in peak spawn at the moment. . . .

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Video Pro Tips: The Simplest Nymph Technique of All

Fly fishers can geek out on the most subtle aspects of nymphing technique–from bead size to indicator materials to leader construction–all to achieve the most “natural” presentation, free from “micro drag” and such. This . . .

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