Does Spinning or Fly fishing catch more trout? (My experience)
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Does Spinning or Fly fishing catch more trout? (My experience)

Simple question, but a difficult answer. The number one variable which determines the number of trout caught is not the lure or gear used but the skill of the angler. A novice with a spinning rod, will nearly always outfish a novice with a fly rod. The learning curve required to fish with spinning gear…

Learn Why The Hopper Dropper Catches So Many Trout

Learn Why The Hopper Dropper Catches So Many Trout

The Hopper Dropper might just be my favorite summer time fly fishing rig. Simply because it catches more trout. The Hopper Dropper Rig is a variation of the standard dry fly dropper rig. It uses a large terrestrial fly that resembles a Grasshopper, cicada, crickets, locus or adult stonefly, or any large terrestrial insect. One…

A Few Hints on Selecting and Presenting the Perfect Fly When Trout Fishing
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A Few Hints on Selecting and Presenting the Perfect Fly When Trout Fishing

Struggling to catch trout while fly fishing, this article provides a few hints to how better select and present flies to hopefully catch more trout. How to present a dry to rising trout Present the fly above where you can see the trout rising, not at the site of the rise. The rise is where…

How to Catch Rainbow Trout in Mountain Lakes
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How to Catch Rainbow Trout in Mountain Lakes

Welcome to my guide to targeting rainbow trout in mountain lakes. I love fishing in the mountains, there is nothing better than fishing surrounded by nature. Maybe best of all, mountain lakes usually stay cold enough to fish even in the hottest part of summer. Many new anglers can find lakes a bit daunting. There…

How to catch trout holding at the bottom of deep pools?
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How to catch trout holding at the bottom of deep pools?

Most anglers, myself included only fish the first few feet of most rivers and pools we fish. We cast out, maybe let the lure sink for a few seconds before starting our retrieve. The lure, unless it is a diving variant usually dances back towards the surface. Even most deep diving baits really only get…