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Winter Trout

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As water temperatures cool and the winter season looms, the prospect of fantastic winter sport with rainbow trout is fixed firmly in my mind. At this time of year, many anglers turn to lures to tempt fish feeding aggressively on … Continue reading

Fall Trout & the Generalists

Fall Trout & the Generalists

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Fall Trout & the Generalists, sounds like a band emanating from 60′s psychedelia, but actually, I’m getting at something a little more profane than that, or do I mean less!? Autumn is a time of mixed blessings. Seasonal rainfall sets … Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

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The editor looks at the patterns and techniques needed to catch when the fish turn on crane flies. Though crane flies appear sporadically throughout the fishing season, late summer sees the peak of emergence. And while the small numbers seen in … Continue reading

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Carping: Fly Fishing’s Crack (Part 1)

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Trout, Fry, & Stillwater

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All you need do, is make a drag free presentation down the appropriate feeding line. “Yeh, I know, that’s no mean feat!” All the same, a fry feeder can behave in so many ways that presentation and pattern selection are even less straightforward. If you’re up to the challenge, I think you’ll find the rewards worth your while. Continue reading

The Caddis Hatch

The Caddis Hatch

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The Sedge, or caddis as it is known to many, is of interest to the river angler through all of its lifecycle, from larva, through pupa, to adult. Now, I like nothing more than taking fish on an upstream dry … Continue reading

Super-sized Smallmouth

Super-sized Smallmouth

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I was only ten and the fish barely 10 inches, but it’s still a vivid image. So bold and powerful, yet so beautifully colored and proportioned. That little smallmouth bass was great, but when I started catching bigger ones I … Continue reading

The Drake Hatch

The Drake Hatch

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“I love Mayfly time.” I’ll say it again “, I love Mayfly time.” Its funny, lots of anglers will scoff, and say ‘even muppets can catch during duffers fortnight,’ and to an extent I agree. That said, this time of … Continue reading

Undercover Olive Hatch

Undercover Olives

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First I’d like to explain that olives are not a single species, or even a single family of insects. They are in fact a collection of species from a number of genera of insects from the order Ephemeroptera or the upwinged flies. … Continue reading