Friday Five: 1/26/2018

January is coming to an end, one more month of winter is done, and we’re coming onto the shortest month of the year. To help you ease into the final days of January, here are three articles and two videos for this week’s Friday Five.

(Only after compiling this week’s content did I realized that the three articles are all about nymphing and the two videos have to do with streamers.)

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Friday Five: 11/17/2017

We’re under a week from Thanksgiving, which is the start of one of my favorite stretches of the year (between Thanksgiving, deer season, Christmas, New Year’s – so much good stuff!). By the time you’re reading next week’s edition you might still be in the tryptophan-induced stupor from eating turkey on Thanksgiving.

But for today, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee, grab a chair, and enjoy what we have for you this week!

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Streamer Season: Getting into the Game

About 5 years ago, I was out at a spot on Spring Creek throwing a size 4¬†Weamer Streamer¬†without really knowing much about fishing streamers (other than dead-drifting, swinging them down-and-across, and stripping a bit). The water was up and off-color, the weather was rainy, and on the first cast in a new spot I missed one of the biggest browns I’ve seen on Spring. The fly hit the water and a split second later this large fish porpoised (I could see the entire back of the fish) going after the fly.

Naturally, I did what any fisherman with buck fever would do: promptly pulled the fly right out of the mouth of this brown then stared at the water where it came from, slack-jawed.

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