Wednesday Wake-Up Call 03.24.21

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, . . .

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Norway’s River of Gold: The Atlantic Salmon of the Gaula


The salmon caught on the Gaula are often just hours out of the salt, sporting sea lice on their gill plates.
Photo by Sandy Hays

As we all know, but may be loath to admit, luck is a vital component of success in nearly every fly-fishing situation. The concept is so ingrained in the consciousness of every angler, in fact, that. . .

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Video: One Tip to Improve Your Double-Haul Cast

Once an angler has learned the basic cast and how to shoot line, the next step is mastering the double haul, which helps to generate more line speed and allows for longer casts. Most casters have no problem with . . .

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Moment of Thrill 03.23.21

Fly fishers describe a hard-fighting fish as being “hot,” and occasionally can take you by surprise with it’s hard runs and crazy jumps. This rainbow trout goes ballistic from the moment it is hooked, requiring the angler to use all . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish a Rock Garden

A rock garden in a river presents an angler with a target-rich environment, featuring lots of seams, runs, soft spots, and pillows. Dave and Amelia Jensen stumbled upon this set of rocks with active trout, and Amelia ran the camera as Dave prospected . . .

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Video: The Basics of Trout Identification

Regular blog readers know we’ve been enjoying the new series of videos by Ben Sittig, a guide from Colorado, who goes by the moniker Huge Fly Fisherman. Normally, his videos are funny, snarky, and offer some solid . . .

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