Video: Top 5 Warmwater Flies for June 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, General Manager Rick Mikesell offers his favorite patterns for chasing largemouth and smallmouth bass in late spring and early summer. It’s mostly a subsurface game in much of the . . .

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Photos: When Life and Luck Collide

Written by: Brian O’Keefe


The bass were feeding ahead of a cold front in Deschutes national Forest.
Photos by Brian O’Keefe

The other day, I drove up into the Deschutes National Forest in search of some big bass. I had my 8 weight, a few flies and poppers, a couple donuts, and some lemonade. Since I was boatless, . . .

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Photos: Sibling Rivalry and Huge Mexican Bass

Written by: Don Rogers


Don Rogers and guide Oscar Rodriquez celebrate a 4.5-pound largemouth bass on Lake Comandero.
Photo courtesy Don Rogers

After hearing reports of huge largemouth bass south of the border for years from my brother, I finally convinced a group of conventional anglers that I could probably land a largemouth on. . .

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