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Trout Opener Preparations

April 14, 2020

We usually spend lots of hours at the fly tying bench (even more so this year with isolation and quarantine) in preparation for the Trout Opener, but what about that other list of trout season preparation chores?

I’m thinking about the washing and repairing waders and the cleaning of fly lines! Here’s a few How-to videos on these tasks to get you motivated as we count down to fishing season, however they will play out in your area.

Washing Waders from Simms

Repairing Waders via Simms

Cleaning Fly Lines from Rio Products

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Part 2-

Get washing!

A Tribute to John Prine 1946-2020

April 10, 2020

I pray he’s fishing, and whistling, in Heaven.

The Orvis Guide to a Fly Fishing – The New Fly a Fisher

April 4, 2020

Finally, the new season opens with this excellent episode on fly fishing for bass, spring, summer and fall! Lots of tips, techniques, strategies and equipment, to improve our success with bass on the fly. Not to mention great photography, animations and narration!

Here we go!

“Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” Season Two Broadcast Schedule – Orvis News

April 2, 2020

Who hasn’t been anticipating being able to watch this second season?!!

“Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing” Season Two Broadcast Schedule – Orvis News
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Dry Fly Nirvana – Another Episode of the New Fly Fisher

March 29, 2020

Dry Fly Mania! Only 27 days to go for the Trout Opener in Ontario, and this episode has me getting anxious for the dry flies on the Grand River come May and June!

Another Way to tie Rim Chung’s RS2

March 26, 2020

I’ve struggled to tie this fly and have watched various YouTube videos, had someone show me one-on-one how to do it, but I still couldn’t get it right. This method looks so much easier when it comes splitting the tails.

Have a look at this one:

Atop the Angling Mountain: The Five Stages of Fly Fishing | Hatch Magazine – Fly Fishing, etc.

March 22, 2020

And while we are at it…one more article from Hatch Magazine that helps describe the fly fishing addiction.

I don’t remember when I first heard the phrase, but for a while now experienced fly fishers have been regaling new anglers with tales of “The Five Stages of Fly Fishing.” These are the levels we all go through at one point or another in our fly fishing careers; at least if we stick around long enough to move up the ladder. Enough to satisfy the Stage Three fly fisherman? Don’t bet on it. (photo: Chad Shmukler)
— Read on

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