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Big-game reels, like this Sage Spectrum MAX, are vital for anglers who chase big fish, particularly in saltwater. But for trout anglers, fly reels aren't nearly as important as a good rod, or a good fly line.  Fly reels are, at their core, simple instruments, and for trout anglers, rarely should [ READ MORE... ]
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A northern pike caught on a size 2/0 fly. Photo by Chris Hunt. Among the more confusing—and intimidating—aspects of fly fishing is how the fly-fishing world sizes the hooks upon which our flies are tied. There may be nothing more off-putting to a beginning angler than asking a fly shop sales [ READ MORE... ]
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Try using emergers or "cripple" patterns when casting during a prolific hatch with lots of working fish. Photo courtesy Orvis. Editor's note: The following is excerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," which is available online and can be shipped in plenty of time for the holidays. When fish have a [ READ MORE... ]
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When I first started fly fishing, the complex lexicon unique to the sport was intimidating. Think back to that first time you walked into a fly shop and asked what today might seem like a really simple question. It was ... uncomfortable.  Now, imagine you've just started fly fishing a couple years [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Tim Romano I’m very excited, humbled and honored to have been invited to take part in a new endeavor called the “School of Trout.” Guide, author, and Conservation Hawks lead man Todd Tanner is the School of Trout’s creator and headmaster. It’s a weeklong school that will allow students to [ READ MORE... ]
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If you're new to fly fishing, Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer ought to the be voice in your head. Tom is maybe the nicest guy I've met, and he has a knack for making everything sound easy, and even when it's not, he can guide you through the process, step by step, until it is. While Tom has fished all over [ READ MORE... ]
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Tenkara at work: the author's daughter with a nice native cutthroat trout. I was "that parent" a while back. I tried to foist fly fishing on my kids when they were just too young. I had converted from spin fishing to fly fishing by the time I was in my late teens and early 20s, and I wanted to " [ READ MORE... ]
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As a child we fished. My brothers and our friends did a lot of things together but primarily we fished. Each one of us allocated our allowance money to purchase what we needed for our next suburban adventure. A tackle box. A new reel and rod. A better selection of Rooster Tails. Not much else [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jamie Vaughan Trout Unlimited's Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative in Michigan recently hosted a volunteer insect monitoring day in partnership with the Michigan TU Council and Cannon Township. More than 80 volunteers, including local residents, school children and TU members, gathered on a [ READ MORE... ]
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This week TROUT Magazine editor Kirk Deeter is back to discuss the haul for trout anglers. Watch as Deeter discusses a technique which can be practiced while out on the water this summer."The trick is not to let your arms fly apart too far," says Deeter. "Rather it's like playing an accordion [ READ MORE... ]
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