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Gift Ideas for Striped Bass Anglers

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Black Friday has come and gone, but for many the shopping continues. Continuing with the theme of the previous two posts, here are some great gift ideas for the striped bass fisherman or woman on your Christmas list. As always, I’m not associated with any brands or products listed here, so these are legitimate gift ideas from a fellow striped bass fisherman. LED Head Lamp. It’s not uncommon for striped bass anglers…
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Great Gift Ideas for a Fly Tyer this Christmas

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Previously, I talked about some great ideas for a Christmas gift for the fly fisher in your family. There’s a good chance that the fly angler in your family is also a fly tyer, is so here are some great gift ideas for the fly tyer on your Christmas list. It might be a good idea to take a look through his tying supplies and tools to get an idea of what…
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Gift Ideas For A Fly Fisher This Christmas

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Black Friday is fast approaching, many people are likely wondering what to buy a fly fisherman for Christmas (or fly fisherwoman). Well those people are in luck because I just happen to be a fly angler and I have a pretty good idea of what the fly angler on your Christmas list would like for the holidays. I’m not associated with any brands listed here, so these are legitimate recommendations by…
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Upsidedown Zonker Trout Streamer

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This is a pattern that was initially intended to mimic a sand shrimp. Once I got out on the water and actually fished the pattern, found that it did a much better job of mimicking mummichogs and/or killifish. You can bounce it along the bottom like a sand shrimp, or swim it in the upper middle part of the water column like a mummichog and it will produce large, aggressive trout either…
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End of Fishing Season Checklist.

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It’s that time of year where for many of us, the fishing season is coming to a close. While some may be tempted to throw their fishing gear in the closet or garage and call it good enough, I can speak from personal experience that you will not be happy with yourself in the spring. Rusted hooks, mouldy tackle boxes, birds nests, lost gear, and ruined lures and flies are all…
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22 Inch Steelhead Caught on a Black Leech (Video)

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  This weekend I was fortunate enough to land a gorgeous female 22″ steelhead that weighs in at 5.5 pounds. The large steelhead from yesterday is tied for the title of my personal best rainbow trout. The steelhead shares the title with a bulky male steelhead I caught October of last year from the same pool. The Steelhead was caught on one of my favourite streamer patterns, a black mohair leech. The video…
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Awesome Underwater Strikes from Rainbow Trout

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I’ve been spending probably more time than I should be lately on youtube watching fishing videos while I wait for the summer heat to disappear so I can get back on the water. There’s been a sudden surge of underwater strike videos with the release of  water wolf and other similar cameras (I’m not affiliated with them at all, just linked to them to show what it is). Most of the…
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3 Dry Fly Stonefly Patterns that Work

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There’s very little in fly fishing that will get me as excited as a large hatch of stoneflies. A female stonefly bouncing along the surface of the water and laying eggs will provoke absolutely savage strikes from hungry trout. Trout will recklessly slash at the surface to grab these large insects before they can escape. This is great news for the angler as the trout will not inspect flies the same way…
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Gaspereau Aggression Towards Trout

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The gaspereau (or alewife as they are known elsewhere) run has been going on for a few weeks now. The run happens every spring when the gaspereau come up river to breed. The gaspereau have a reputation among local fishermen for creating poor fishing conditions for brook trout. I’m inclined to agree, as for the duration of the gaspereau run, trout fishing always seems to slow down for me. This year I’ve…
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4 Best Eel Lures for Targeting Striped Bass

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I’ve talked about flys for striped bass before. As an avid fly fisherman, I love to catch them on the fly when possible, but it’s also lots of fun catching bass on lures. Actually given their fondness for deep water and strong currents, it’s sometimes the only way to get to them. Striped bass prey on pretty much anything they come across that will fit in their mouth, although they do seem to…
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