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In-line spinners are the favorite lures for many trout fishermen. In my experience, inline spinners well deserve their reputation. The second trout I ever caught was on one (My first was on a spoon). Even 20 years later they remain an essential part of my trout fishing kit. I do not have exact records, but close to 90% of my first 100 trout landed were caught on in-line spinners. Even today, where I predominantly fish jerkbaits in-line spinners still account for the majority of trout I catch.

Trout fishing in the heat of summer
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Trout fishing in the heat of summer

With the recent waves of hot weather, I find even walking the dog is exhausting. When it is hot the trout we love to catch also struggle as water temperature raises. In the middle of summer with high temperatures and low flow trout are difficult to catch. They are not being fussy, they are fighting…

We Rate the 6 Best Fly Fishing Indicators
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We Rate the 6 Best Fly Fishing Indicators

A fly-fishing strike indicator needs to perform three roles. It must be buoyant, visible and not spook wary fish. Ideally it will also be durable and easy to attach to a leader. Strike indicators serve several key purposes. They aid in the detection of a strike. When a trout, or fish grabs the fly the…


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Trout fishing in snow melt?
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Trout fishing in snow melt?

The spring thaw is often associated with Warm days and roaring streams. Spring can be a difficult time to trout fish in the mountains. But it is also a time full of opportunities. When fishing during the thaw. I like to fish deep, and fish slow. That is because the trout trend to hold towards…

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How to catch trout in dirty water

One of the most productive rivers where I grew up nearly always flows dirty. During the summer, the water is constantly eroding mudstones, so the water is cloudy with sediment. Over winter, and spring the sediment is mixed even further by cloudy snow melt from the peaks behind. This river, seems to only flows clear…

Is it safe to fish during a thunderstorm?
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Is it safe to fish during a thunderstorm?

It is not safe or sensible to be out on the water during a thunderstorm. Lightening heads towards the highest point in an area, and that might just be you and your rod. Every year fishermen die from lightening strikes and more are injured, It is simply not worth the risk. Fishing from a boat…

How to kill a trout?
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How to kill a trout?

Sometimes fishermen just want to take some trout home for the table. When I keep a trout, I make sure to kill it as quickly and humanely as possible. There is no advantage to let it suffer. Ways to kill a trout Blow to the head A short, sharp blow to a trout’s head is…

Corn makes good trout bait
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Why do trout eat corn, bread and other weird baits?

Trout can be caught on some weird baits. In this article, I will give my reasoning why trout, even wild fish seem to readily take such weird baits. Why do trout eat corn? One of the most popular baits for trout fishing is a single corn kernel or two threaded onto a hook. Most fishermen…

Live Minnows, the secret way to catch trophy trout
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Live Minnows, the secret way to catch trophy trout

I first heard of catching trout on live minnows from my father, who told me stories of how his grandfather, use to net tiny baitfish before using them to catch large fish. It was not until I was in my early twenties, when a guest speaker at my local freshwater angling club explained in details…


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Why is fly fishing so expensive?

Many people see fly fishing as an elitist sport, popularized by the British nobility who drive their latest model land-rovers to their private chalk streams. This extravagant cost is far from the reality, even in England and certainly not in America. The belief fly fishing is expensive is a common misconception. All essential fly fishing…

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Spin Fishing for Sea Run Brown Trout

As the sun sinks behind the horizon, the only ripple on the vast river flat was some distant fish raising. I stalked my way upriver, forced to walk on the narrowest margins between tall river reeds and the deeply shelving river, which quickly drops away to more than waist deep. I cast my Rapala out…

In-depth guide to trout fishing in Georgia
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In-depth guide to trout fishing in Georgia

From their origins high in the Appalachian mountains Georgia has 4000 miles of trout streams. Inhabited, not only by the native Brook Trout but also Brown and Rainbows. Trout fishing in Georgia is some of the most accessible in North America. The Chattahoochee River, one of the country’s top trout rivers flows through the state…