Tom’s Top 7 Early-Season Streamers


This springtime rainbow was holding in deep water below a highway bridge in western Massachusetts.
Photo by Joe Phillips

In Tuesday’s post, “How to Fish Streamers in the Early Season,” I explained that I prefer flies that have some movement of their own, like ones with marabou and rabbit fur, because they work . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Late Winter/Early Spring Nymphs

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop


The later sunlight is a great time to catch trout on nymphs.
Photo by John Way

The January thaw this time of year makes everyone think winter is nearly over and gets the juices flowing for spring fishing. If you need to scratch the itch and get out on the great waters of . . .

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Tom Rosenbauer’s 12 Essential Trout Flies


This brown trout fell for a Sparkle Dun, which rides low in the water.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

There’s a confusing array of trout flies available today. Many of them are redundant, and you don’t need that many patterns to cover most of the situations you will find in trout streams around. . .

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A Bighorn Guide’s Top 7 Sowbug Patterns

Written by: Steve Galletta, Bighorn Angler Fly Shop & Lodge


On tailwaters and spring creeks, you can’t go wrong with a sowbug pattern.
Photos by Steve Galletta

In tailwater rivers and spring creeks, crustaceans such as sowbugs provide a consistent source of protein throughout the year. On famous tailwater rivers such as the Bighorn and Missouri . . .

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Pro Tips: Doc’s Top 5 Terrestrial Flies

The proverbial dog days of summer are upon us—often a time when people think fishing is slow, with not many obvious insects for trout to eat. On the contrary, the dog days of summer aren’t. . .

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