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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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Giving Back by Going Fly Fishing

Frustration, anger, ridicule, watching eyes. These are things that you and I may or may not deal with every day, but to a child with Autism it can be sadly the norm. Now mind you, I am no expert nor a doctor but after working many years with adolescence living with this disorder I’ve seen firsthand all of the [...]

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​Introduction to Fly Fishing: Reading The Rise

Oh, there's fish rising!  So the hustle down to the water, the plop into the stream, hurry and get your fly out......and nothing.  I see this mistake all the time.To become a skilled fisherman, you must be able to read the water and the environment around you. You also have to know what the fish are [...]

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The most important rule of fly fishing

The most important rule of fly fishing…….make it home. Period.I learned this hard lesson several years ago. We all want to go for and catch that special fish. I get it. But no fish is worth your life. While fly fishing we can find ourselves in some precarious situations. Mine was [...]

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Casting Tip

I think the largest mistake a beginner makes fly casting is breaking their wrists.  Rod hitting structure behind you, snapping off a few flies, rod making some horrific noises?  These are all signs you are breaking your wrist too much.You arm is the piston that drives the rod and generates the power.  Your wrist simply [...]

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Northwest River Reports

The fishing this spring has been epic. If you haven’t gotten out there yet, you are missing out. We’ve had some fantastic weather, the rivers are in great shape, get out there!!!The hatches have been frequent and prolific. Yesterday we say PMDs, BWO’s, Yellow Stones, Black Caddis, and Gray Drakes. The most consistent bug was [...]

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Intro to Fly Fishing: Catching the Tree Trout

We’ve gone through a number of different items with our Intro to Fly Fishing series - from the single haul, to the gear, and more.  We are almost ready to hit the water.  But first, we must catch the not very elusive and ubiquitous tree trout…. Catching a Tree Trout This is what I want you to [...]

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