Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Get More Hook-Ups When You’re Using Tiny Flies


Small flies have small hooks, which can make it harder to connect with fish.
Image courtesy Tightline Productions

In winter, most anglers fish some of the smallest patterns of the year: midges, tiny olives, and downsized nymphs. A small fly must be tied on a small hook, which often means you. . .

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Pro Tips: 10 Ways to Get Your Nymphs to the Bottom


Your ability to get your flies in front of the fish when they are holding deep is one key to angling success.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Even though the quintessential fly-fishing image involves casting dry flies to rising fish, we spend considerably more time presenting flies underwater to fish we can’t see, and beginning fly . . .

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Pro Tips: Go Naked When Nymphing in Still Water

Written by: Phil Rowley, Fly Craft Angling


Phil Rowley hoists a fine Falcon’s Ledge rainbow caught using the “naked” technique.
All photos courtesy Phil Rowley

A few years ago, I was in Utah at Falcon’s Ledge for another of my stillwater schools. Callibaetis and damselflies were active on the lodge lakes. The fishing was. . .

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A Guide’s Advice on Fishing Your Go-To Fly Pattern

Written by: Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler


The rainbow trout of the Yakima just love the Pat's Stone.
Photo by Mike Canady

Meet the Pat's Stonefly (a.k.a. Pat’s Rubberlegs, Pat's Stone, or just Pat's). But it’s not just a Pat’s Stonefly; it’s my go-to confidence fly. It’s a key factor in any success I have when fishing, even. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Weight Nymph Rigs


Using the right amount of weight can be the key to catching more trout on nymphs.
Photo by Lisa Savard

One of the most common questions that we hear about nymphing is, "How much weight should I use?" This is an age-old question that, unfortunately, has no easy answer. One of the. . .

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Tuesday Tip: 9 Ways to Get Your Nymphs to the Bottom


Your ability to get your flies in front of the fish when they are holding deep is one key to angling success.
Photo by Sandy Hays
Even though the quintessential fly-fishing image involves casting dry flies to rising fish, we spend considerably more time presenting flies underwater to fish we can’t see, and beginning fly. . .

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