Tuesday Tip: How to Select the Best Fly Patterns

Written by: Paul Weamer, author of The Bug Book


Bucktail Body Emergers use a rope of bucktail fibers twisted with thread to make a realistic looking segmented body.
Photo by Paul Weamer

The depth of your aquatic insect knowledge will be unimportant for catching trout if you do not understand how to translate that knowledge into choosing effective fly patterns and fishing. . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Choose the Best Days to Fish

Written by: Bob Reece,  North Park Anglers


When your fishing days are limited, you should do whatever you can to ensure you choose good ones.
Photo by Bob Reece

Those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere are reaching the peak of our summer season for trout. Water conditions are becoming ideal, summer hatches are in full swing, and the. . .

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Tuesday Tip: 9 Ways to Get Your Nymphs to the Bottom


Your ability to get your flies in front of the fish when they are holding deep is one key to angling success.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Even though the quintessential fly-fishing image involves casting dry flies to rising fish, we spend considerably more time presenting flies underwater to fish we can’t see, and beginning fly. . .

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Tuesday Tips: How to Be a Good Client for Your Guide


Listen, pay attention, be honest about your skills, and smile. . .the goal is to have a good time, right?
Photo courtesy Linehan Outfitting

For some anglers, fishing with a guide can cause a little bit of anxiety. No one wants to make a stupid mistake or say something ridiculous in front of a guide because no one wants to be. . .

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Tuesday Tip: 5 Strategies for Salmonfly Success

Written by: John Way, The Tackle Shop


Salmonflies provide trout with a T-bone-size meal, but the hatch isn’t easy to fish.
Photo by John Way

The salmon fly hatch on many of the bigger rivers of Montana is by far the best time to catch a trophy fish on a dry fly. That being said, this hatch is hard to predict, as well as often. . .

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