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Slow Days

The moon phases aren’t right, the weather isn’t great, you’ve upset the fly fishing gods……slow days happen to all of us, and it’s inevitable. Here are some tips to help you out. Slow down! Take a very disciplined approach to your fishing. Slow down, focus, and be sure to cover the water inside to out. Often times, a fly [...]

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Wading Techniques For a Safer Outing

I recently saw a picture of one of our RiverBum pros Maddie Filomeo in a pickle why wading across some pretty swift flows. Now, Maddie’s a Pro and everything ended up fine. But not everyone is a Pro and has the experience she does. It reminded me of a time when I first started wading and almost [...]

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​Mastering the Caddis Hatch

Be the Caddis Hatch MasterThere’s far more to catching trout on caddis than the old standby Elk Hair Caddis. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve caught thousands of fish on this bug. But I’ve also caught thousands more on other patterns. The river was in great shape the other day, and the fly fishing gods blessed us [...]

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Montana Bounty - Fly Fishing a Double Nymph Rig

I’ve been doing a lot more nymphing lately. There’s a couple reasons, I want to improve my skills, you certainly catch more fish with is a decided plus when I take my 12 year old daughter Madison with me, and it doesn’t seem to get the love that other methods do. When I was in Montana fishing with Jim [...]

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Raising Them Right - Fishing with Kids

I was raised with a healthy respect for the importance of family and the outdoors.  I was told it was a very important part in life to get married and have kids to pass on the legacy. Well for me, having a passion for the outdoors and fishing, it made perfect sense to combine the two. [...]

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Streamer Fly Fishing Basics

One of my goals last year was to fish more with a streamer. Fly fishing with streamers is a great way to increase your chances of landing a large trout. If you think about it, it sure make sense that a large trout is going to each large forage.  Small bugs can catch large fish, no doubt about that. [...]

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New Fly Patterns

Innovation never stops in the fly fishing industry. We are always trying to come up with new and creative ways of chasing our friends with fins. RiverBum has invested heavily in bringing additional product offering to the market place.Saltwater Flies Let’s face it, our saltwater offering was sparse.  With the addition of Allison Hendricks, Tony Lai, and [...]

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​Purple is Perfect

How important is the color of your fly fishing fly? I mean, I have never seen a purple mayfly or stonefly? Yet the color works so well - 5 out of 4 trout surveyed said they preferred purple.  On a serious note, I’m no fish biologist, but many studies done by actual fish biologists have come to [...]

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​Fly Fishing Tips and Tricks - Bumper Bugs

Going to a new area that you haven’t fished or even an old haunt just a different section of the river? Wash your vehicle before you get out on the water.  That’s right. When you drive that river road, you’re going to get bugs splatting all over your newly cleaned car….and those bugs are the ones hatching! [...]

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​Why We Fly Fish

My undergraduate degree is in engineering. In the world of engineering, there are definitive right and wrong answers. There are formulas in chemistry, laws in physics….absolutes on how to get from point A to point B.Fly Fishing is the polar opposite, and a refreshing opposite for me. I write tips and tricks and the like very frequently, however, there [...]

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