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Smaller and quieter can be better

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SMALLER AND QUIETER CAN BE BETTER

PART I: HATCHES

I’ve noticed a theme among new and once-in-a-while fly fishers: they worry that trout can’t find their fly. It’s a logical concern—there’s typically a lot of water out there per fish. But as it turns out, it’s often an unreasonable concern—trout’s lives are simple and they do the few things they do (avoid predators, mate, and find food) exceedingly well.

Long-Range Trout

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(When drift-boat fishing, the holding water can go by quickly--often, only a long cast will get the fly to the fish before you’re off downstream.)

Long-Range Trout


Experiment on the Q

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With our seemingly never-ending Spring Monsoon Season surpressing and depressing the regularity of aquatic insect hatches in the stillwaters in this area and the fly fishing on those same small lakes being totally unreliable at best, my fly fishing obsession has become focussed on research and experimentation.

Chasing carp on the fly – an interview with Ty Clifton

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We had the opportunity to chat with Ty Clifton of Colorado about one of his favorite fish to catch on the fly. Ty is a Scientific Anglers Pro Staff member and when he is not guiding the mountain rivers of Colorado, can be found swinging flies for steelhead or casting to tailing carp.

What gets you so excited to catch carp with a fly rod?

Fall Run

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Late last fall I got together with Catch Magazine's Todd Moen and Jakob Lund of Salmonfly Syndicate. Our goal, to capture the essence of Pacific Northwest steelheading in a short video. We decided to go out on a limb and explore a small remote unknown drainage. Despite the challenges of moody fish, we ventured into uncharted territory, a fast rising river, cold and extremely wet weather, and we struck gold!! What we found exceeded any of our expectations.

2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour - The F3T

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All of us at Scientific Anglers and Ross are pleased to announce that we are Official Sponsors of the Fly Fishing Film Tour (The F3T) for 2013!! Like in years past we've always been a part of the action, and this year is no different. What else do you do in the middle of winter? For most of us it's the time of year many of us get into trouble with the Mrs. /Mr. for spending way too much money on fly tying materials. Why?

What's in my box?

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A good guide is prepared for anything. This means that their fly box better be well stocked with a wide variety of flies for different conditions and situations. Steelhead may eat anything. Knowing what they are in the mood for on a given day is not easy to know. They are not known for being overly picky eaters, but they can be very stubborn and moody and finding what they want to eat can be challenging. Especially if there aren't many of them around!

The "X" Factor

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I love the challenge that winter and early spring bring with spooky trout in low water conditions, as this is when fluorocarbon leader and tippet becomes the key to success on a productive rig. Being a full time guide I am constantly changing leaders and tippet daily to ensure a fresh strong connection that will hold up against actively feeding targets.

Three things to look for when hiring a guide

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As a full time guide, one of the most common question I get during the 200 days on the water is: What are three things to look for when hiring a guide? This is an important topic. A client needs to feel as comfortable as possible to achieve the best performance to make a guide trip successful.  Why? If you hire a guide that is passionate about giving back to the sport and the anglers enjoy it you are with someone that does this as a way of life, not a lifestyle. 

Background Check

Permit Leader System

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When it comes to salt water fly fishing for permit your leader system can sometime make or break your ability to present the fly correctly especially when dealing with heavy winds.  In this post you will learn many different reasons how important and good leader system is for permit and fly fishing the salt water flats.  We will cover knots, type of mono and tapers all of which I believe make a huge difference in the performance of your leader. 

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