Category Archives: Fly Fishing in Freshwater

The Trend in Fly Fishing toward Lighter Lines

Over the years, fly anglers have steadily moved to lighter line weights. Granted this didn’t happen overnight. It has been a slow progression. Still there is no denying it, amigo. Lighter line weights have been gaining favor for decades. Here’s … Continue reading

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Fishing the Davidson River in North Carolina

Fishing the Davidson River in North Carolina: Recently my buddy Pete fished the Davidson River in North Carolina. Pete and his wife Linda  stayed in their RV at Davidson River Campground inside the Pisgah National Forest on route 276 about … Continue reading

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Trout love Midge Pupa

Trout Love Midge Pupa: Yesterday my friend Phil reported a midge hatch at his club pond.  And he nailed some nice fish on small flies including the chunky rainbow below. Yup, trout love to slurp up midges. And why not. At … Continue reading

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The Klinkhammer

The Klinkhammer dry fly hasn’t received much press in recent times so I felt the subject deserved a visit. Developed in the 1980’s by Dutch angler Hans van Klinken this innovative dry fly has proven itself worldwide, and richly deserves … Continue reading

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Phil is Trouting

My buddy Phil has been doing some trouting. Hey why not? The weather has been great. And his Fish & Game Club, in eastern Connecticut, has a well stocked pond loaded with rainbows and will get a second stocking of … Continue reading

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