Video Tips: How to Fish Streamers Under an Indicator for Lethargic Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dave and Amelia from Jensen Fly Fishing have released another episode in their video series “The Bank.” We’ve discussed dead-drifting streamers before, but here, Dave explains how he . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Talk to Your Dog, Part III—Avoiding Common Problems


Written by: Phil Monahan

Major wants to understand, and you can help him.
Photo by Kate, Newton

Dogs certainly don’t speak our language, but they can understand a lot if we take the time to talk to them. But it’s important that we don’t assume that they can understand words the way . . .

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Photos: Breckenridge Beauties of Fall

Written by: Jon Hill


These colors of fall are equally beautiful. . . .
Photos by Jon Hill

My friend Kyle and I went up to Breckenridge, Colorado, over the weekend. While most folks were out enjoying the changing colors of the foliage, we were on the river catching some . . .

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Photos: Phil’s “20 September Days” in the Bag


Written by: Phil Monahan

This gorgeous Rapid River brook trout fell for a hopper pattern.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Yesterday, at about 4:30 p.m., I hit the water for the twentieth time this month, completing my “20 September Days” Challenge. It was chilly, thanks to a recent cold front, but I managed to . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Quickly Measure a Fish


Written by: Phil Monahan

To measure your arm, put your elbow against a wall, and then put the end of a tape measure against the wall.
Photo by Rachel Barlow

During my time as a guide, I learned quickly that most anglers have no idea how to gauge the size of a fish by sight. Two-thirds of my clients would look at a 12-incher and say, “Man, that’s gotta . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to “Trigger” a Trout Strike

Written by: Paul Weamer, author of The Bug Book


Bucktail Body Emergers use a rope of bucktail fibers twisted with thread to make a realistic looking segmented body.
Photo by Paul Weamer

The depth of your aquatic insect knowledge will be unimportant for catching trout if you do not understand how to translate that knowledge into choosing effective fly patterns and . . .

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