Tag Archives : fly fishing


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, 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 […]

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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 […]


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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Joe’s Tip of the Week, Small Streams Part 2

  Combat Fishing Even though it is different from “normal” fishing, there is something peaceful, simple and joyful about chasing those small fish in pure, spring fed-streams. When chasing wild trout you will find yourself climbing over, under and around log jams; down trees; and low-hanging branches and attempting to cast in areas where you […]


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 […]

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Part 2: How Trout Feed And How To Fish For Them 2

Part 2: How Trout Feed And How To Fish For Them A little while ago I talked about how when you go to the river, you should take some time to observe how the trout are feeding before you can hone in on them. I talked about how fish holding the bottom are hitting on […]