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Small Flies Can Take Big Trout

Although it may seem counterintuitive, the fact is that big trout will regularly take very small flies. While we don’t know for sure what a small chironomid tastes like to a trout, for some reason they can be preferred by the fish over much larger fish and leeches. Although I’ve caught many large rainbow trout…

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Effective Rainbow Trout Fly Patterns

I’m often asked what my “favorite” fly pattern is for rainbow trout. I’m sure many fly anglers have their favorites, but for me there is no single one that is of the most importance. Instead, there are several flies that I like to use depending on the circumstances. While there are some anglers in the…

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Fly Fishing Chironomids – Three Tips

Chironomids can be an extremely important part of the diet of rainbow trout and other fish species, especially in stillwater. Knowing how to effectively fish chironomid patterns will definitely increase your chances of having a successful day on the lake with the fly rod. Here’s three tips to keep in mind: Tip #1 – Fish…

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