Video Pro Tips: How to Fly-Fish for Bass

Legendary angler Jeff Currier offers some of his top tips for bass fishing with a fly rod. From choosing the right gear to casting big flies to making sure you land the fish you hook, Jeff’s advice is rock-solid. He may be a world-traveling angling celebrity now, . . .

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Fish Facts: Chain Pickerel (Esox niger)

Northern pike are considered one of the premier big-game targets for fly fishers, but they can be tough to find and catch and live mostly in northern waters. Chain pickerel are generally smaller, . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Wipers in Spring

Fishing options can feel a bit limited during late spring: runoff is usually in full force, steelhead are mostly done for the season, and high-latitude or high-alpine areas aren’t yet accessible. For anglers living near the shaded regions in the map below, . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fly Fish for Longnose Gar

Written by: Drew Price


Drew Price with his personal-best longnose gar, which measured 48 inches long.
Photo courtesy Drew Price

The first time I ever saw a longnose gar, I was a child visiting a public aquarium, and I was mesmerized by the fish’s unusual shape and elongated mouth. Lake Champlain has a . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Tie Your Own Bass and Saltwater Leaders

Here’s another lesson–in the vein of his “guide-fly” series–from Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides. Guides want to be able to tie useful leaders that don’t take long to tie. This is not George Harvey-level science, but is a quick-and-dirty method for . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Smallmouths Year-Round

Contrary to popular belief, fly anglers can catch smallmouth bass year-round, even during winter. While these hardy gamefish are known for tolerating higher temperatures than trout, they also tolerate cold water fairly well, and will still feed when it’s just . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Catch Freshwater Stripers in Spring

While our area of northern Georgia is known as the trout capital of the state, the most anticipated part of the early season for many of our guides and staff at Cohutta Fishing Company is actually the striped-bass run. These . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish for Carp in Moving Water, Part II

Perhaps because carp are so frequently called “poor man’s monefish,” anglers new to the species often imagine they’ll be stalking a wide-open flat, making long casts to drop flies right on the noses of tailing fish. While that ideal scenario may arise . . .

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