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Nymph Fishing: Part 3

When nymph fishing, you want your presentation as long on the bottom as possible. An often-overlooked critical aspect to this is actually the cast you are deploying. If you are trying to deploy the traditional overhead cast, you’re probably struggling. Tight line casting simply reduces the amount of time for the fly to be in the [...]

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​Nymph Fishing: Part 2

If you want to catch fish feeding at or near the bottom, you’ve got to get your fly on the bottom. Pretty much the statement of the obvious there. Now comes the tricky part, how long of a leader length do I need if say the stretch I’m fishing is 6 feet deep.Well, unless you’re fishing [...]

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Nymph Fishing: Part 1

Since I’ve moved back east, I’ve done far more nymph fishing that I had ever done. When I lived out west and fished the inland Northwest and Rockies, I was a huge dry fly guy. While there certainly are plenty of dry fly opportunities, nymph fishing dominates.In dry fly fishing, you can see your fly, you can [...]

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! It's Dry Fly Fishing Time

Here in Michigan the winter held on a little too long for most of our patience to bare, but as a fly fisherman it sometimes is even more of a burden. Now don't get me wrong, I love hitting the rivers in the winter and throwing streamers for Trout and we do well but cold [...]

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High Sticking.....Dry Flies

You read that right….high sticking DRY flies. High sticking is a very common technique for nymph fishing, but often not even considered on a dry fly.A few years back I was on a long weekend trip to Kelly Creek in late August with my business partner Rick. Kelly Creek is a hidden gem in North Idaho. [...]

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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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Fly Color Selection

Many fly fisherman swear by certain color selection, especially streamer fisherman. Whether you’re fishing for trout, musky, steelhead, or bonefish, it seems everyone has their color of choice.  For me, being the engineering nerd that I am, I don't have a favorite color or two, I select colors because of the science behind it. The Science Behind Fly [...]

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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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