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Green Drake Hatch

Hello fellow PA Fly fisherman! Every year I hear talks of the infamous  green drake hatch and guys talking about how they can never seem to hit this very limited time hatch which always seems be around the end of May or the beginning of June. It's a short hatch that only last 10-14 days. Well here is a little [...]

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Panfish On The Fly

One of my favorite rigs for panfish is a popper/dropper rig. I pick a small  panfish popper or bass popper, tie on a 2’-4’ piece of tippet, and tie on a  nymph. I love this rig. Most times my nymph of choice is a pheasant tail or a worm, but really it can just about any Stillwater nymph. [...]

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​April Showers bring May Stripers -

This past April was one of the rankest in Boston history. However, May in Massachusetts kicks off Striped Bass season. This past weekend, a month after I was fishing the flats in Abaco, I was bundled up in foul weather gear getting ready to test my luck with Schoolie Striped Bass in the North River [...]

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Open Loop Casting - Fly Fishing Friday

RiverBum Pro Captain Jim Daniels is back with another Fly Fishing Friday episode. As the new season gets underway, Capt. Jim gives a refresher course in casting with a focus on the Open Loop cast.

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High Water Fishing Tips

Spring is here! For many watersheds across that country, that means high waters! As the snow pack melts, streams across our great nation get flooded with cold water.KNOW YOUR RIVERNothing, I mean nothing, replaces knowing the particulars on the rivers you fish. 10,000 cfs on the Clark Fork is nothing but a trickle, but on Rock [...]

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Shaking the winter chill in Abaco in April

By the time March rolls around, I am done with the Massachusetts winter. I have passed the time as best I could, and light is at the end of the tunnel. I know my boat will be going in sometime during mid-May, but I always need something to curb the urge. This past April I pacified the desire with [...]

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10 Go-To Flies For Trout

With so many trout flies available today, it can be confusing to try and choose what to carry in your fly box. There are literally 1000's of flies to choose from in various sizes and colors. However, many are redundant, and you really don’t need that many fly patterns to cover most of the situations you [...]

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The Brindle Chute

What in the world is the Brindle Chute Fly? This fly was originally designed by Chuck Stranahan for the hecuba mayfly hatch that occurs late summer on the Bitterroot River in Montana. This is no hatch specific fly, however. It truly resembles a very wide range of aquatic insects and has turned into a fantastic searching pattern.While it [...]

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The Salt River Project: Urban Carp Fishing

 When most people think about fly fishing, they think about wild trout in beautiful forests or high mountain lakes. But how about fly fishing for carp in urban canals? If you fly fish in Arizona, you’ve probably heard about all the rave over canal fishing or seen impressive pictures of fifteen-pound commons on Instagram. It [...]

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Early Season Trout Tactics

It’s starting to warm up, the sun is out, and you’re chomping at the bit to go fishing. Yeah, we all get that feeling. But the water is high and murky, streams are blowing out, and water temperatures are in the 40’s…..what to do, what to do, and what to do…….Streamer FishingMy go to this time of year [...]

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