Tag Archives : Beginner


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. […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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, 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 […]


Joe’s Tip of the Week, Proper Handling of Trout 1

Catch and Release Conservation should be first and foremost on any American’s mind when it comes to the outdoors. Without normal, everyday people taking conservation to the front lines, the wonderful national forests and resources would not be as they are today. While most states impose bag limits on wildlife, they still advise that fisherman […]

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Part 3: How Trout Feed and How To Fish For Them 1

    Part 3: How Trout Feed and How To Fish For Them   How Trout See There have been many studies into how trout see. Do they see color? Does size matter? These questions have gone through every fisherman’s head at one time or another. I remember when I was tournament fishing for bass […]


Fish Don’t Care – Basic Gear for Fly Fishing

  Fish Don’t Care – Basic Gear for Fly Fishing                                                The fish don’t care what rod or reel you’re using. The fish don’t care what brand your waders are. The fish don’t […]

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Stop Thinking About Trying Fly Fishing and JUST DO IT!

  Stop Thinking About Trying Fly Fishing and JUST DO IT! Don’t wait to start fly fishing anymore! With winter weather in the rearview and temperatures all over the country starting to finally tick upwards, now is the time to get that fly rod you always wanted and start practicing for the anticipated trout season […]