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Rockin the Redfish

Fly fishing for redfish is becoming more popular by the day. Redfish are commonly found in flats, marsh, backwater creeks and all variety of shallow water habitat. This makes them a perfect target for fly fishing…..and sight fishing in particular. Stealth is Key Redfish have a great sense of smell and hearing. Their sight, however, is something substantially [...]

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​Hot Summer Nights

Summer is in full swing - hoppers, crickets, mayflies, and caddis galore! The hatches are strong and long.  But when the sun in high and bearing down, and there’s not a cloud in the sky, fish go for shelter. This can be some of the toughest fly fishing conditions. My solution, give it a rest. Summer Morning Fly Fishing [...]

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​Fatal Attraction

Attractor fly fishing flies are aptly named. These are not hatch imitations to delicately present your offering multiple times to a target spot until you get a strike.  Attractor flies are designed to get an attraction strike and cover water. Riddle me this, what in the world is a Trude supposed to imitate? A  Chernobyl Ant? A Royal Coachman? Some [...]

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Kayak Fly Fishing Classic - Winner Tony Lai

Well I've been on the road working as a Millwright and just got back from working Icast for the last week. I saw KFC was throwing a fly fishing tournament so I decided to fish it. I started the day throwing the mullet fly and caught my first fish early in the AM and shortly after caught an upgrade on [...]

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​Pretty as a Pickerel

I fondly remember fly fishing trips with my father as a kid. I remember one trip, I was maybe 5 or 6, we went ice fishing Lake Quinsigamond in central Massachusetts. It was my turn at the tip, and I hooked into a monster. As it turns out, I caught a monster 8 pound pickerel. [...]

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Changing River Levels

How many trips have people taken in the past where changing river levels interferes with your fly fishing trip? My last trip to Alaska is a good example of this. I had been fly fishing for five days with nice weather and the river was dropping every day. The water was very clear with lots of King salmon [...]

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Wyoming Fishing Report

I just got back from Miracle Mile Wyoming, the flows were right at 2500cfs which is a good level. However, Pathfinder Res is completely full and has backed the river up all the way to Rainbow Run pull off. Some good Stonefly hatches in the evening up higher towards the dam, mid to lower part of the [...]

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​Have a Panfish Session

One of the goals of RiverBum is to open up the sport of fly fishing to more folks, from all walks of life, and all ages. Those of us that have been fishing for a while likely started out with a bobber and drowning a worm fishing for panfish.Fly fishing for panfish is a great way to get [...]

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Swamp Hopper

Hopper season is upon us! There is nothing like seeing a big brown trout smack your offering. It is a total thrill! Hoppers are the big juicy steak of the trout world. Who amongst us can pass up a nice juicy ribeye?I see many fly fisherman make a fundamental mistake while hopper fishing…..as soon as [...]

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​If at first you don’t succeed, DON’T try again!

Refusals are all part of fly fishing. We’ve all been there. A huge trout swats at our stonefly pattern, a huge bump on our streamer but no love….it happens all the time. What do we do? We swat that same spot…..over and over and over. There’s a couple of things I want you to [...]

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