Category Archives: General Techniques

General Info about all types of fishing and rigging.

Winter Steelheading. Skagit or Scandi? – by Jeff Putnam

Winter Steelhead fishing often occurs during rainy months when rivers are flowing at increased levels and usually a bit off color. These conditions call for larger flies and more massive lines such as a Skagit head to deliver them to … Continue reading

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How to Stay Warm on the Water this Winter – by Paula Shearer

The days are getting shorter and the temperature continues to get colder, it is at this time that most fishermen hang up their waders and watch the season change from their windows. This is the season that being house bound … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Strike Indicators – by Cathy Beck

I grew up on a family farm in northeastern Pennsylvania. The head waters of a small wild trout stream emerged from a spring in our backyard. My father built a number of ponds in the yard and pasture before allowing … Continue reading

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Look Out Below , Sink Tip Lines – by Brian Horsley

One of the most frequently used saltwater fly lines in the Mid Atlantic region is a full intermediate. Along those lines—no pun intended—the RIO OutBound Short is a popular high-performance intermediate line we use quite often in and around the … Continue reading

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Oh My Scud – by Brian Chan

One common denominator of the most productive stillwater trout fisheries found in North America and other areas of the world is the presence of Freshwater Shrimp which are also referred to as scuds.   These amphipods thrive in nutrient rich, alkaline … Continue reading

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Make Your Fly Lines Work For You: Why the Right Line Matters – by Nick Tenyor

After guiding, working, and living in a fly shop for close to ten years-you come to realize some absolute truths about fly-fishing. You learn that the quality of your experiences on the water matter more than the number of fish … Continue reading

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