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Organize your Fly Tying Station

Organize your Fly Tying Station

Organize your Fly Tying Station If you’re like me, after an hour at the vise, your bench looks like your 5 year old’s playroom, if not worse!  I’ll have a dozen packs of dubbing, hooks, beads, feathers, you name it scattered all over my bench.  […]

Tip of the Week 

Tip of the Week 

This weeks tip involves avoiding snags while you are nymph fishing.  If you’re nymph fishing correctly,  your flies should be tumbling along the stream bed, just like the naturals.  Unfortunately by doing so, you also have a tendency to snag on rocks, or any other […]

Tip of the Week – Fishing Low and Clear Water

Tip of the Week – Fishing Low and Clear Water

We’ve all experienced this.  You plan a fishing trip with your friends and when you get to the stream, the water is low and crystal clear.  All of your honey holes are jammed up with other fisherman and there’s appears to be no hope for […]

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

This week’s tip involves setting your rod up before you even get in the water.   How often have you run line leader first through your guides only to get to the last eye and have the leader slip through your fingers and slide all the […]

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Here in Pennsylvania I’m fortunate to be able to fish year weather permitting. I have the privilege of targeting Great Lakes Steelhead until the creeks freeze over any number of the spring creeks available through the central and eastern part of the state. One thing […]

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Summer fly fishing – warm water species you should be targeting

Photo: @chrisbfreshly Here on the East Coast come July, August and September the weather gets hot and the trout fishing shuts down in most areas. If you’re like me not being on the water for 3 months is excruciating. What I decided to do this […]

Best Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

Best Fly Fishing Gear for Beginners

For better or worse,  fly fishing requires a little more precision with your tackle than traditional bait or spin fishing.  You probably won’t notice poorly made gear much while your dragging a worm around on a hook,  but you will notice a difference when trying […]

Improve your Fishing by Reading Books and Watching Videos

Improve your Fishing by Reading Books and Watching Videos

One of the best things that you can do to improve your fly fishing technique and catch more fish is to pursue the knowledge of others by reading books and watching videos.  There are so many resources available to us today, we’d be silly not […]

Beginners guide to reading water

Beginners guide to reading water

A key component to catching trout is to first locate the trout.  One of the most common mistakes I see beginner anglers make is casting aimlessly into the biggest pool they can find and hope something takes their fly.  While they are doing this, the […]

Tips For Better Indicator Nymph Fishing

Tips For Better Indicator Nymph Fishing

Trout spend 80% of their time feeding subsurface so if you want to catch more fish, you need to become a better nymph fisherman.  There are a few different options here but by far the easiest path to more fish is to master indicator nymphing. […]