Tuesday Tips: Don’t Ignore the Front Side of a Midstream Rock

Written by: George Daniel
X marks the spot above each rock where big trout may hold, getting first dibs on whatever food comes from upstream. Photos by George Daniel
Rocks and boulders create hydraulic cushions within the stream, creating resting/feeding spots for the trout. Think of a rocks or boulder as a trout’s midstream La-Z-Boy recliner. The most obvious location to target fish is immediately below (downstream . . .
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Pro Tips: How to Hook More Bonefish by Sight-Setting

Written by: Greg Vincent, H2O Bonefishing
Knowing when to set the hook is a vital skill that will help you land more bonefish. Photo courtesy H20 Bonefishing
When some anglers and experts talk about the requirements for successful bonefishing, there is an over-emphasis on casting and too little attention paid to proper hook-setting technique. Of course, you should practice casting, but don't get too caught up . . .
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Video Tips: How to Prepare for a Guided Saltwater Trip

Capt. Lucas Bissett of Lowtide Charters is back with a couple of short videos that will help any angler preparing for a guided trip on saltwater. Although Lucas guides for redfish in the . . .
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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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Pro Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Bank Shots

By William G. Tapply
Stalking the banks can often produce surprisingly large trout. Photo by Phil Monahan
Bill Rohrbacher and I picked our lunch site for the shade of the lonely cottonwood, the gurgle of the river, and the upstream view. The brown-and-yellow Montana plains rolled off to distant . . .
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Tuesday Tips Video: How to Set Up a Fly Reel

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions is always looking for better, simpler ways to do things--whether you're talking about tying a specific fly pattern or trying to get a new line and backing on a fly. . .
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Classic Video Tip: How to Make the Basic Spey Cast

Skagit lines and longer rods being the ideal setup for fall and winter steelheading, I thought this video tip from Pete Kutzer—from the "Steelhead & Salmon Fly Fishing" chapter on the. . .
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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

If I showed you some of the fish photos that regularly appear in my email or are posted to our facebook page, you wouldn't believe them: fish lying on the rocks or in the leaves on the. . .
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