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High and Dry: Insist on Performance

High N DryIf you’re looking for an environmentally friendly, better performing floatant, look no further than High N Dry. The HnD team has come up with the most innovative product line up to hit the market in decades.Made in the US, developed by chemists with over 100 patents, their products no only add raincoat technology, but [...]

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Fishing Small Streams

I moved from Spokane, WA to Mountain Top, PA a little over a year ago. It’s been an adjustment. I really haven’t gotten out as much as I would have liked with the demands of a new full-time job, two daughters very active in soccer and seemingly a tournament every weekend, and the chores of normal everyday [...]

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Picking a Fly Fishing Guide

Capt. Jim here, and this month starts "fishing season" April is the first real days of spring weather for many of our states. From Florida to Maine, and From Arizona to Washington. We all begin to notice more consistency in the warmth of days. We all have students locally out for "Spring Break", and just [...]

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Wet Fly Surprise

Love it or hate it, Facebook has some good stuff and some not so good. One the good side, a memory feed came up for me that was a picture of me and my then 7-year-old daughter on a fishing trip to the St. Joe River in Idaho. On the bad side, I think I was about [...]

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​High Water Fishing

Just got a foot of snow here in Pennsylvania……. but that rodent promised spring would be right around the corner. Personally, I don’t even believe a meteorologist when it comes to predicting the weather…. but that’s another story. The calendar says spring will be here. I can’t wait. For many regions of the country, that means snow [...]

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PA Trout Opener

In PA we are getting ready for our Trout Season opener on March 31st (Regional) and State wide on April 14th. Some Anglers have been dormant all winter long. Either tying, resting or just sitting on the couch watching TV. For those of us anxiously waiting, I have a few tips for getting your line ready. The last thing [...]

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​Don’t Match That Hatch!

What? Isn’t matching the hatch and presenting with a drag free drift the most prolific method to catch trout? Why yes, yes, it is. I would garner to say it has probably caught more trout than any other method. So, what am I talking about?  I'm talking about when there is no hatch, or you don't see [...]

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Why You Need a Landing Net

There are mаnу tуреѕ оf gear аѕѕосіаtеd with fly fishing. Landing nets are a staple for nearly every angler because netting the fish makes landing a quicker process for the angler and the fish. If you just use the reel and rod to land the fish, you risk not only losing the fish, but can harm it in the process [...]

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The Sweet Salt

When thinking of fly fishing, most anglers and non-anglers alike often envision a windy mountainous stream or river with gin-clear water gently flowing alongside stretches of river rock cobble bars and lush green trees. The seclusion, the invigorating sound of the water in the riffle, the sometimes deafening singing of cicadas and the hunt [...]

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Winter Fly Fishing Tips and 6 Favorite Winter Nymphs

With cold winter water the fish tend to hug the bottom of the deeper pools, drop-offs and slower tail outs.  This time of the year you need to get your bugs on the bottom and in front of the fish (low and slow) they can be lethargic in the cold water and will not move far or fast to [...]

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