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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Video: How to Tie Jeff Blood’s Blood-Dot Egg

Several species of fish–salmon, steelhead, trout, and more–will be spawning from fall through spring, so it pays to have egg patterns in your fly box. Here’s a cool pattern by western Pennsylvania fly tier Jeff Blood. Here’s a full episode of . . .

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