Video Pro Tips: How to Fish Leeches in Still Water

When rivers are blown out during runoff, many anglers head for lakes and ponds in search of trout. In this video, Joe Rotter from Red’s Fly Shop explains why leech imitations are so effective, and then he demonstrates the keys to . . .

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Pro Tips: In High Water, Slap That Streamer

This gorgeous brown fell to a slapped-down streamer in the high, muddy water of spring.
Photos by George Daniel

When you’re streamer fishing in high and off-color water, the rules of “gentle” trout presentations go out the door. Trout, like other fish, possess a repertoire of senses for feeding. In clear water, trout may use sight (just one . . .

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Classic Pro Tip: How to Fish High, Off-Color Water

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


Gerry shows off one of many trout that fell for a jigged nymph during high water.
Photo by Tim Linehan

In the spring, daily conditions can change dramatically. Wednesday it’s cool, overcast, and the river is in great shape. Thursday you show up at the boat ramp to find that thunder storms in. . .

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Videos: Understanding Fly-Rod Action

Here’s an informative video from the series called “Getting Started in Fly Fishing,” from Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outiffters in Columbus, Ohio. Flechsig helps you to understand fly-rod “action.” What does it mean? What are . . .

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Video: How to Save Your Work with a Borger Double Hitch

If you’ve been watching Tom Rosenbauer’s Facebook Live fly-tying tutorials, you know that Tom is not a fan of using half-hitches to save his work–a leftover from his days as a commercial tier, when speed was everything. But many tiers do like to secure . . .

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Video Pro Tips: How to Find New Fishing Spots

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, addresses a topic that has become quite contentious on the Interwebs in recent years: How to go about finding new places to cast a fly. Every day on Facebook, you can see folks asking . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Freshwater Stripers in Spring

While our area of northern Georgia is known as the trout capital of the state, the most anticipated part of the early season for many of our guides and staff at Cohutta Fishing Company is actually the striped-bass run. These . . .

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