Tom’s Tips: How to Fish Streamers in the Early Season


Fishing slow and low in the spring sometimes produces the biggest fish of the year.
Photo by Drew Price

I always mistrust fly fishers who mouth the platitude, “I don’t care if I catch any fish or not; it’s just nice to get out there.” Sure. Then why don’t you leave the rod home and save yourself the . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Dead-Drifting Streamers for Big Trout

Written by: Drew Price


Drew Price shows off a 24.5-inch beast that fell for a dead-drifted streamer.
Photos by Drew Price

During runoff, trout streams tend to be a bit on the high side, and the water is cold and discolored. These can be tough conditions for fishing, but it can also be one of the best times of year to. . .

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Classic Pro Tips: Tandem Streamer Rigs for Fall Trout


Big brown trout like big flies, especially in the fall.
Photo by Shawn Combs

When the nights start to cool and leaves start to change colors, the thoughts of brown trout turn to procreation. To build up energy for the spawning ritual and to put on weight before the lean . . .

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Tuesday Tips: Advanced Streamer Tactics for Fall Trout


Orvis’s Shawn Combs caught this 17-inch beauty on Utah’s Green River on a Mike’s Meal Ticket.
Photo copyright Douglas Barnes, Now Picture This

When the nights turn cool and leaves change colors, trout start to feed more aggressively, often abandoning their notorious wariness. The major insect hatches of the year are over, and a. . .

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Classic Tuesday Tip: Fly-Line Tricks to Give Your Flies More Action


Using your fly line to move a streamer in the current will draw more strikes.
Photo by Joe Phillips

“For many anglers,” a fellow guide once argued, “mending is a simple concept poorly understood.” Most fly-fishing professionals will agree that even some of those clients who know how to mend don’t necessarily understand why it’s such an important part of. . .

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Pro Tips: Tandem Streamer Rigs for Fall Trout


Big brown trout like big flies, especially in the fall.
Photo by Eric Rickstad

When the nights start to cool and leaves start to change colors, the thoughts of brown trout turn to procreation. To build up energy for the spawning ritual and to put on weight before the lean. . .

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