Category Archives: Fishing Tips & Other Wonderings

Fishing is so much more than tips and techniques, though you’ll find plenty of it here. It is also about getting away and getting in touch with ourselves, our friends and families. This page gets into all aspects of fishing. You may learn something new (or maybe just some nuance to an old approach) about a particular method for catching your favorite species, but you’ll also be exposed to more personal and thought-provoking content on topics and stories such what it is to approach fishing with a minimalist mindset, or one woman’s magical day with her family on the Texas Gulf Coast catching her first bull redfish.

Fishing for Rainbow Trout, Top Game Fish West of the Rockies

Fishing for Rainbow Trout, Top Game Fish West of the Rockies

The Rainbow Trout: America’s Western Fish The Oncorhynchus mykiss, or simply known as the rainbow trout, is one of America’s most recognizable fish. With a vast distribution on the west side of the Continental Divide and a fighting spirit that is second to none, it is also a solidly top ...
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Lake Trolling Strategies and Tips to Help You Land More Fish

Why Troll? Trolling a lake is a great way to get to the fish rather than wait for them to get to you. The tactic of trolling has been used commercially and recreationally for a long time and is probably the reason you are eating that salmon you bought at ...
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Tailoring Graphite Rod Modulus and Blank to Your Fishing

What Is Modulus? Fishing rod modulus can be a little daunting to understand. What does modulus even mean? What are the benefits of higher modulus rods? We will break it down to simplify the topic and help you to understand what it all means. The term modulus just refers to ...
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There Is No Best Fly Rod Weight – There Are Two

A question often asked is: “how do you choose the best fly rod weight?” The answer depends on a number of factors like what species of fish you are targeting, the environment you are fishing in, and the fishing conditions. I wanted to explore whether or not there was a ...
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Flood Tide Fun: Fly Fishing for Tailing Redfish

When summertime comes around, every fly fisherman from Florida to North Carolina starts dreaming about one thing: flood tides. A few times a month the moon coordinates with the sun and the wind to generate conditions that are perfect. In places where fly fishing is difficult because the water is ...
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Not Just Surviving but Thriving: Fishing During the Pandemic

Very few areas of life remain untouched by this pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has by and large confined people to their homes with few exceptions. One casualty of the era of social distancing has been the unrestricted access to many of the activities we once enjoyed. As our federal and ...
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Reflections: Fly Fishing for Striped Bass on Martha’s Vineyard

Striped bass are one of the most popular species of fish among fly fishermen because they can be pursued in a variety of arenas. Being from North Carolina, I thought the only way to catch striped bass in the ocean was with giant surf rods in the wintertime standing on ...
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7 Key Benefits of Fishing in the Era of Social Distancing

Stress is at an all-time high for many people around the world as they grapple with the many changes to their social lives that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brings with it. While many people are trying their best to make do with the forced isolation inside their homes and in ...
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Top 10 Bass Destinations in America and How to Fish Them

Bass fishing is an American pastime that rivals the likes of baseball and NFL football. Starting in the spring and stretching into the late fall – and even into winter- people can head to the lake and you'll find numerous anglers in search of some of the best fighting freshwater ...
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Bass Rod Buying Guide and 6 Best Bass Rods for the Money

Shopping for the perfect bass fishing pole can seem similar to shopping for a vehicle. The massive amount of options available can be a bit overwhelming. The variety in price range combined with the different functions causes most people to shake their heads and just buy a popular model that ...
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