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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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 Pro Tips: How to Time Your Fly Cast

A few years ago, the folks at Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, launched a new series about fly casting. In the latest episode, Brian Flechsig talks how you should think about rhythm and timing in fly casting. In fact, he even does away with the . . .

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Podcast: All About Midges, with Rick Hafele

I get a lot of questions about midges and their life cycle, so I thought I would invite a professional entomologist to give us an overview of these insects and how to imitate them. Rick Hafele has not only been an entomologist all his working life, but . . .

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