Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Winter in Arkansas

Written by: Kati Rouse,  Rouse Fly Fishing


Kati and her husband, Jamie, throwing streamers on a sunny early winter afternoon.
Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing

Here in the Ozarks, our winters are pretty mild. Unless we are in the middle of a cold snap, our lows stay around freezing and our highs are in the upper forties, and sometimes warmer. Luckily, all of our big fisheries are . . .

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Photos and Story: Holidays on the River

As rafting and fly-fishing guides, my wife, Kait, and I have built our lives around water, and we make our home—with our two-year-old daughter, Juniper Rogue—in Grants Pass, Oregon, on the banks of the Rogue River. Because . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Tie a Blood Knot

When it comes to connector knots, I’m definitely a blood-knot guy. I know how to tie the surgeon’s knot, but I just prefer the look and feel of a blood knot, which is perfectly symmetrical and in-line. The folks at Trouts Fly . . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Set Up a Nymph Rig

The folks at Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver have launched an educational video series hosted by director of education and guide Courtney Despos–who appeared on Tom Rosenbauer’s podcast last year–who walks you through . . .

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Meet the Winner of Our “Local Slam” Contest

As part of this year’s “20 Days in September” photo contest, we introduced a new category: The Local Slam. Given that most people are sticking close to home this year, we wanted to give anglers a chance to explore nearby waters . . .

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Master Class Monday: How to Fish Up to a Rising Trout

When you spot a rising trout, your first impulse may be to try to catch it immediately, but that’s not always the correct decision. In this great episode of “Master Class Monday” from Jensen Fly Fishing, Amelia Jensen shows you how . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Fish Undercut Banks

Big trout love holding against undercut banks, which offer protection from predators and strong currents plus easy access to a steady supply of food. But catching these fish is not always easy. The keys are to take up the proper . . .

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Classic Video: Toe to Toe with Trout


Marty and guide Chris Taylor celebrate another rainbow trout from the San Juan.

If you think that fly fishing is a difficult sport, check out this inspirational video about a woman named Marty Loudder–an associate dean and professor of accounting at Texas A&M–who decided to . . .

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