Tag Archives : spring trout 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 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 […]


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, 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 […]


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 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. […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]