The Wonderful World of French Spinners

Of all the available lures there are to help you catch fish, few stand out more than French Spinners. I can’t state this as a 100% fact, but I firmly believe you would have a hard time finding anyone who has ever fished that hasn’t used one of these at some point. I think it … Read more

How To Fish Chironomids Fly Patterns

Chironomids Fly Patterns

Chironomids, much like blue-winged olives or pale morning duns aren’t a fly pattern, exactly.  Rather, they refer to a whole class of flies tied to resemble a specific type of insect. Chironomids are usually tiny, unappealing flies and you may be tempted to pass over them in favor of something a little flashier. I know they don’t … Read more

How To Read A Trout Stream in Riffles, Runs, Pools And Glides

Anyone who has walked along the banks of a trout stream has undoubtedly noticed that sections of the stream differ greatly from each other in that some are swift and agitated while others are slow and calm. Consequently, fly fishermen have given names to these different sections consisting of Riffles, Runs, Pools, and Glides and, under normal … Read more

Fishing the Backcountry – Alberta’s Bighorn River

It was raining.  Hard.  My favorite rivers were blown out and flooded.  Waders were leaking and rod tips had snapped.  The fish were slow and sluggish and not biting.  Frankly, there wasn’t much that had gone right on this trip.  That was my introduction to fishing the Bighorn River. We had spent a mostly wasted … Read more

Some Of The Best Smallmouth Bass Lures

Smallmouth Bass are a little pickier than Largemouths about what they eat. Their favorite food is crawfish, so lures that closely imitate them will work. Next on the menu are minnows and other small baitfish. They like worms, but you need to use smaller sizes than for Largemouth Bass. Smallies will eat larger insects like … Read more

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