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Here Bully, Bully

Catching big bull trout is the cold water equivalent to catching big pike and musky. These fish are top predators. They are big, mean, and tough to catch. But when you do…..look out! Know Your Waters However, let me get something out of the way right off the top. There are some areas where fly fishing for bull [...]

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Alpine Lake Fly Fishing

It’s the dog days of summer, and it is hot. Many trout waters are on hoot owl restrictions and many others are getting close to that 70 degree mark. It’s time to lay off the typical fly fishing streams and go on an adventure. Alpine lake fly fishing can be an adventure in and of itself. [...]

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The Virginia Shad Dog

A good friend of mine from Virginia, Tabb Williams, turned me on to shad fly fishing. Tabb is so into shad fishing that he nicknames his dog “Shad Dog” and had a sticker made up for his boat. Shad are anadromous members of the Herring family. They enter fresh water in the spring to spawn. [...]

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Musky Love

Catching a Musky on the fly is on the bucket list of many a fly fisherman. These top predators are a tremendous challenge not only to hook, but to land. It takes serious drive and determination to catch these fish, they are named the fish of 10,000 casts for a very good reason. A common misconception is that [...]

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Be a Dull Fly Fisherman

We all love some flash in our fly streamers, sometimes the more the merrier. I am especially guilty of this when it comes to off-colored water. It’s already the middle of August my fishy friends - and that means slow, gin-clear water.Flash in your streamer can actually spook fish in these scenarios. Spring creek…..forget about it. [...]

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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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