Are You Spending Too Much Time False Casting For Smallmouth?

False Casting for Smallmouth
Many fishermen try to fool smallmouth bass by false casting i.e. presenting the fly multiple times before actually casting it. They are trying to simulate a fly landing on water, a common tactic with many fish. However, there's a good chance you're spending too much time with this approach when fishing for smallmouth. How Many False Casts Are Too Many? We're going to be straight up with you here: you don't need to false cast to catch smallmouth. It's understandable that you want to present your fly, but we've heard of fly fishermen false casting as much as 10 times to catch a smallmouth! The problem is that smallmouth are rarely fooled by such tactics, so you're just wasting all that time on something that doesn't work. So What Do I Do Instead? We recommend a single haul cast, one that floats downstream and covers a wide range of smallmouth...
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3 Still Water Trout Fly Fishing Tips to Improve Your Success

Still Water Trout Fly Fishing
You love to go fly fishing on your favorite lake—it’s quiet and away from the hubbub of people and city life. But sometimes still water fly fishing can be difficult. Yet it can also be very gratifying when it’s a good fishing day. Today, we’re sharing with you three still water trout fly fishing tips to help you enhance your chances of catching them. 1. Use a Variety of Retrieves Most of the fly fishers just cast out their fly then bring the fly back in using the same speed to retrieve. This might work much of the time, however, there are days when the fish are being lazy and would rather go after food that’s moving very slowly. Likewise, there are days that the fish will be lively and looking for something that’s fast-moving. So consider using diverse retrieve speeds. Do a few jerky and very quick retrieves; you’ll...
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A Simple but Tasty Pecan Crusted Trout Fish Recipe

Pecan Crusted Trout Recipe
There are tons of trout fish recipes and no matter whether it’s baked, roasted or grilled trout’s good for you. But sometimes you don’t want to make a recipe that takes a long time to prep and cook. Sometimes you just want an easy, ready in 30 minutes meal for your family—and this dish can’t get any easier.  When you’re cutting your trout into fillets, leave the skin on and only bread the flesh side of the fish. Your trout will be crispy on both sides. Ingredients: ½ c. of pecans, crushed ½ tsp. of salt All-purpose flour, as needed 1 beaten egg or ¼ c. of melted butter 1 tsp. of dried rosemary, crushed 4 4 oz. trout fillets Black pepper to season Directions: Preheat your oven to 400˚ F and lightly coat a medium-sized baking sheet with cooking spray. Next, pour the flour into a small bowl; in...
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Fly Fishing Tips for Summer: Consider Shadows and the Sun

Fly Fishing in the Summer Tips
Summer is here. Well, almost. If you've put off fishing for a nice day, it's time to get out on the water. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your sunny day on the water. Beat the Birds Fish are most active in the early morning and late evening. Abundant food, clear water and relative safety from predatory birds allow fish to feed in areas they avoid during the day. Rivers, creeks and streams find trout in slower, flat water while ponds and lakes find fish such as bass closer to shore. Best of all, if you get on the water early you don't need to worry too much about your shadow or the sun's glare off the water. Fun in the Sun Perhaps you had a great morning and you don't want it to end. Or maybe you couldn't get out early enough. The...
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Ensure You Catch Trout By Mastering The Reach Fly Cast

Mastering the Reach Fly Cast
Trout fly fishermen know how tricky these fish are and often struggle to land one. However, if you master the reach cast, you'll be pulling in these beauties in no time. Why Use The Reach Cast For Trout? The reach cast is a technique you're mostly going to use when you're trout fishing. Why? It creates less drag on the water, drawing less attention to its artificial nature. This helps it look more like a real insect and makes it all but irresistible to a hungry trout. It is particularly useful in steady flowing water, such as in a stream or a river. How Do You Reach Cast? Expert fly fishermen have likely already mastered their own technique when it comes to the reach cast. However, if you're a beginner or simply haven't tried this technique, here is a step-by-step method for achieving your own easy to control reach cast:...
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