Classic Pro Tips: How to Teach a Kid to Fish

Written by: Paul Fersen


Who needs a trout when a creek chub can elicit a smile like that?
Photo of Brennon Hill by Jon Hill

For those of us who love fishing, very few things engender more passion in our lives—with the exception of our children. Our children become the center of our universe the moment they. . .

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Guide Tips: How to Fish Wet Flies More Effectively

Wet flies are probably the least-used style of flies today, even though they have proven their effectiveness over hundreds of years. Here’s a great video from The New Fly Fisher in which guide Rob Heal demonstrates some of . . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Catch Low-Water Steelhead

It’s a beautiful time of year on the Lake Erie tributaries. The leaves have turned, the light shimmers on the rocks as the water distorts its reflections, and there is no one out on the streams! Low, clear water can scare many anglers away, . . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: Long- vs Short-Line Nymphing


Tom gets it done with a short line and a nymph.
Photo courtesy howtoflyfish.orvis.com

We all wish we could fish dry flies or strip streamers this time of year, but the reality is that, day in and day out, nymph fishing is the most reliable way to catch trout. How you choose to. . .

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Pro Tips: A Good Checklist Can Protect You from Your Own Stupidity

Written by: Robert Morselli


You don’t want to forget your rod and end up like this guy, fishing with a hot dog fork (story here).
Photo by Bryan Eldredge

The first time, I took along the correct rods, but wrong reels and lines. Real smart, I know. Yes, I fished, but felt like a complete dope the entire day. The second time, I arrived at my. . .

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