Tag Archives : freshwater flies


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. […]

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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, 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 […]


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 […]

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Joe’s Tip of the Week, Small Streams Part 1 1

    Joe’s Tip of the Week, Small Streams Part 1. Fishing for stocked trout can be fun, but if you are looking for more of a challenge and usually some better scenery, then try a small stream. My wife and I enjoy searching new waters and trying to find little gems in the mountains. […]


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 […]


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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Joe’s Tip of the Week. Part 1 “How Trout Feed” 4

Joe’s Tip of the Week, How Fish Feed Here at Monthly Fly, our goal is to make you successful on the water. For that reason I want to start giving out tips every week to help you catch more fish. In a previous post, I told you to be a sponge. No, I wasn’t referring […]