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New Water…Be An Expert- Part Duex

New River – First Time:  Part Duex Now that we established in Part One, how we prepare for and what we look for when we fish a new river for the first time. Let’s talk about how we determine how we will fish this new river. First, we must decide if we will sight fish […]

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New Water

Part One New Water….Be An Expert, PART ONE? Any fly fisher wants to be able to fish any river, at any time of the year and do well.  So, what should we think about when going to fish a new river for the first time? First, I study. I’ll read up before I head to […]

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Tippet Rings, Really Are You Kidding?

Tippet Rings; whats all this craziness.   In the past 100 years of our sport – fly fishing, there have been so many new innovations that it can make your head spin. From Bamboo rods, dry fly fishing, reels that just are there to hold your line to graphite rods, smooth silky reel drag, euro […]

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I Could Only Carry 6 Flies This Spring…

I was asked the other day if I had to pick just six flies to fish with this Spring, which would I choose.  Now that is a difficult task.   I am not a minimalist when it comes to flies and gear.  Anyone that fishes with me knows that I bring enough flies to supply a […]

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Knot Wars…Which Side Are You On?

There are many aspects to fly fishing.  Rods, reels, fly line, flies, techniques are all “sexy” topics and get most of the press but none can be more important than the boring subject of knots.  If you use the incorrect knot or tie it incorrectly, the fish is lost, no matter what gear or technique […]

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“Butt Ugly Fly Fishing”

The Butt Ugly Fly   Fly fishers always look for a good excuse to go fishing. And when the word gets out that the aquatic insects are getting ready to hatch, what fly fisher wouldn’t head out to the river to enjoy it? This was the year of the great cicada hatch here in the […]

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Fly Fishing Education

Reference our latest email to all on fly fishing education: Here is an email from the Lead of our Denver fellowship, Greg Krotcha. Greg and I flew together at Southwest airlines and from our discussions about fly fishing he started the Denver fellowship at his church. I had the pleasure of fishing with his guys […]

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Fly Fishing & Kayaking

Choosing The Right Kayak For Fly Fishing Written by: Jeff, Sr editor of southtexaskayak.com Do you enjoy a good adrenaline rush just as much as sitting around relaxing as the breeze blows through your hair? How would you like to enjoy both pleasantries simultaneously? Look no further than fly fishing from a kayak. Traveling to […]

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Knot Wars

Knot Wars! I’ve been thinking a lot about knots lately. Haven’t you? For years, I have been teaching our fly fishing class that the “improved clinch knot” is an excellent knot to use for tying your fly to your tippet.  It’s easy to tie and most of us learned it a long time ago when […]

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Fish The Film – The Go To Fly

Soft Hackles – the Go to Fly! Written by:Kenny Klimes Most fly fishermen will tell you that nothing is more exciting than seeing a rise, targeting the fish and then catching it with a dry fly. I would agree with that! But then I would bet the majority of those rises the trout are not […]

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