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Top 5 Streamers for Brook Trout + Landlocked Salmon in the Spring

Top 5 Streamers for Brook Trout + Landlocked Salmon in the Spring

Here in Maine and many parts of New England, springtime means ice-out and smelt runs. In the early spring, smelt are spawning. Looking for tributaries and other feeder streams to complete their duty, trout and salmon will follow suit. Smelt can enter the river in many different ways, including getting tossed...

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The 8wt Fly Reel Is The Most Heavily Abused. Here's Why...

The 8wt Fly Reel Is The Most Heavily Abused. Here's Why...
We expect a lot from our fly reels. We want them to be durable, provide smooth drag (no matter what the conditions), and to look good all while doing so. The pursuit within fly fishing puts us in locations, environments, and weather situations which demand a lot from our gear.

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Video: Fly Tying - Near Nuff Smelt

Video: Fly Tying - Near Nuff Smelt

This is a pattern that has been in the shop for a little while now and always sells out, especially during the spring. What's clever, but not seen easily, is the tungsten bead that is hidden within the fly. This weight helps to balance and swim the fly correctly through...

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Video: Fly Tying - October Caddis Jig Nymph

Video: Fly Tying - October Caddis Jig Nymph

Master of euro nymphs (amongst other fly tying skills) Nate Wight takes us through his October Caddis Jig Nymph. This pattern uses a custom blend for the collar giving it great movement and appearance. A staple insect for fall fly fishing in New England! If you saw my recent post "Top 5...

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