Author Archives : Joe


Joe’s Tip of the Week, Safe Wading

  Safe wading. Sounds simple enough, but is it? I have watched the fly fishing community experience a huge boom in the last few years. More and more anglers are making the switch to fly fishing. I was fortunate enough to start trout fishing at the age of 3. My dad grew up fishing the […]

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Fishing High Stained Water, Part 2

    You can catch fish in high, stained water. It just might take some trial and error to hone in on what the trout are feeding on. Remember that as it rains, the runoff will flush a smorgasbord of food into the rivers and streams allowing for a buffet style eatery for the trout. […]


Fishing High and Stained Waters

  Fishing high, stained water can be very rewarding. If you have not tried it, you might be missing out. As spring approaches and the rains pick up, most of the rivers around me will be running high and stained. When I started fishing, I thought if it was raining or the river was running […]

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Winter Trout Fishing

  For me, winter time fishing is a time of solitude. There are fewer fishermen pressuring the trout, but the trout are still there and still feeding. As I get older, this is the time of year I look forward to most. I can hit well known rivers with no one in sight instead of […]


Joe’s Tip of the Week, Where to Find Trout as the Mercury Rises

    Have you had trouble finding fish this summer with record heat? You might be asking yourself where the fish went. Did they get caught and kept? Did they move out of the area? Was there a fish kill? These are questions that fellow fly fishermen across the United States might have been asking themselves […]

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Joe’s Tip of the Week, Mono VS. Fluoro

No matter what fly fishing shop you go into or search online, there is always a huge selection of leaders and tippets on a large display case. If you’re new to fly fishing, looking at that giant rack can be a bit overwhelming with various manufacturers, types of leaders and tippet, and prices easily ranging […]


Joe’s Tip of the Week, Floatant

      Floatant Let’s face it; if you are like me, I remember growing up watching A River Runs Through It (one of my favorites), with Brad Pitt throwing dry flies in the Gallatin River near Bozeman, Montana. After watching that movie, I decided I wanted to get into fly fishing. I thought all […]


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Joe’s Tip of the Week, Water Temperature and What It Means For Trout 1

Temperatures in the south exceeded 90 degrees this weekend with the night time lows remaining above 70 degrees. These temperatures, in conjunction with low rainfall, can lead to rapidly rising water temperatures. This is a recipe for lethal water temperatures for trout. If you practice catch and release and continue fishing freestone rivers and streams […]


Joe’s Tip of the Week, Drake Hatches Part 2

    In my previous article I wrote about the four, most common Drake Hatches: the Green Drake, Dark Green Drake, Brown Drake and the Yellow Drake. Depending on where in the United States you are located, this could be a sign of great fishing or the end to spring/summer time fishing as the water […]

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Joe’s Tip of the Week, The Drake Hatch

  We fly fishermen (and women) are getting excited as warm summer days approach us. It’s not because the weather is nice or the water is slightly warmer. The excitement is generated from the inevitable Drake hatch that comes with the summer heat. The drake is the largest of the mayflies and will be the […]