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Fixing Your Double Haul

Those who enjoy fly fishing regularly know that the sport is about feel and timing more than anything else. The double haul truly exemplifies this.  We've written on the double haul before, so I won’t go into great detail here on the cast itself….but here’s a link to it:  Intro to Fly Fishing: The Double HaulMistake #1: [...]

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West Virginia Fishing Report

The Cicada hatch is in full swing here in North Central West Virginia right now, and fish of all species have taken notice! Many bass were taken this weekend on a cicada pattern by both spin and fly rod.  My daughter in particular had a blast this weekend catching the biggest fish after moving ole [...]

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Fly Fishing With Your Child

Summer is right around the corner. The kids will be out of school and outdoor activities are going to be plentiful to all. It’s a great chance to introduce our children to the sport of fly fishing.  I’ve taught my oldest daughter, Madison, to fly fish with some fairly good success. She’s getting out of the [...]

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The Real Deal on Fly Fishing Reels

Opinions vary greatly on the type of reel, and certainly the expense, of the reel a fly fisherman needs. The needs of a fly reel are far different than a gear reel. In gear fishing, a good quality baitcaster is going to help you cast better…..it couldn’t be more opposite in fly fishing.  My rule of thumb [...]

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Dress Your Fly For Success

Presenting a fly fishing fly is all about making your offering look as natural as possible. This includes a drag free drift properly placed in the water.  But it also includes the correct preparation of your fishing fly to make it look as realistic as possible. If you’re anything like me, you have a couple fly boxes packed full of [...]

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River Report: Arkansas

Well, things have been a little erratic in the natural state the last several weeks. It’s Arkansas, so if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes, it will change. We’ve had temperature ranges from the 40’s all the way up to the 80’s over the last few week.I did get the chance to breakaway [...]

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Fly Fishing New Zealand

Check out this video of John Spence and his wife’s recent trip to New Zealand. New Zealand is definitely a world class fishery sporting 10+lb rainbows and brown trout. It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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Michigan Fishing Report

Winter has tried to hold on as long as it possibly could, but in the battle between Spring and Summer we are seeing our hero spring has come out on top. Water temps are starting to stabilize and the low to mid 50° temps are the norm for now. We had a great and [...]

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Yellow Jack on the Fly!

Yellow JackYellow Jack’s shape is just like most of the Jack species with a few differences. The first most drastic difference is their soft mouths! You can literally lip them like a bass. They have incredible iridescent colors and the juveniles have bars running vertically on their bodies. Their extremely long pectoral fins make for insanely fast direction [...]

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Southern Missouri Fishing Report

Southern Missouri had a lot of flooding early in the year. The banks on Current were easier walking without it being as thick and as many thorns to tear holes in your waders. Much more convenient getting to certain stretches of the water. The waters have been clear as usual but we had a couple [...]

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