Fly Fishing Techniques

Groundhog Day Smallmouths

Our winter thus far has been one that I am in love with. I know there are those of you out there that love the snow and while I don’t mind it, I certainly don’t like shoveling it or all the issues that come along with the white stuff. I also have to say that […]

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Winter Smallmouth

If you read the Winter Smallies On The Meramec River article you know that I was in Missouri and got a chance to catch a few winter smallmouths along with some rainbow trout. This past Sunday, January the 29th I had another relapse of smallmouth fever and the only cure was to go, get out […]

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Video – Cold Weather Smallmouth Fly Fishing Tips – Part 2

The video you are about to view is a follow up to part 1 and is a bit shorter. I have fished through this hole and at this point I am about to leave the bottom portion of the hole. Once again I am using a Cabela’s TQR rod, 5’6”, 4 weight with a WF4 […]

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Video – Cold Weather Smallmouth Fly Fishing Tips – Part 1

The video you are about to view is of me fly-fishing for Smallmouth on a small stream in southern Indiana. I am using a Cabela’s TQR rod, 5’6”, 4 weight with WF4 floating line. The stream is up a little as we had rain a couple days in advance. I am also casting a half […]

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Winter Smallies On The Meramec River

I made a cross stream cast as the current was flowing moderately from my left to right; I watched as my brown wooly bugger crossed in front of a large downed tree…and then disappeared. The abrupt tug on the other end sent my senses into high gear as I made a powerful strip with my […]

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Fly Fishing Tip – Smallmouth Bass In February

Here’s a tip that relates to my most recent fishing adventures. The past couple weeks have been good for smallies; I have found that all yellow…along with shad colored half and half streamers fished slowly along the bottom has proved highly productive. Allowing the fly to swing from the faster water into slower, eddy paced […]

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