Fishing in high and dirty water tips

Catching Trout in Dirty and High Water

How to have a Successful Day Fly Fishing in High, Stained Rivers During spring there are several ways to catch trout in a filthy blown out river, you just have to know how. I will outline several ways to turn what could be a slow day, into a day … [Read More...]

Fly Fishing Basics

Steve Cornetet a guide a baldwin creek lodge with a nice early spring steelhead

Fly Fishing Rods for Steelhead – Rod Weight, Reel and Line Choices

Choosing a Fly rod For Steelhead You might be able to convert an existing trout rod you already own into your steelhead rod. Lets go over what size rod is appropriate and what you should consider. Generally I would opt for a crisp 7 weight rod for these strong fish, but a lot of people […]

The areas most likely to catch trout in any given river.

Trout Holding Areas

How to Catch Trout In a Given Section of River The red bulls eyes below show the high probability areas for hooking trout. See the full outline below. You likely won’t find too many areas like this loaded with this much quality habitat, but this should help you learn to identify trout fishing habitat. Even […]

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Chris Cornetet winter trout fishing

Winter Trout Fishing Tips

Catching Trout in the Winter- Fall comes to an abrupt end leaving you with an unfulfilled feeling ┬áin your gut of having not caught nearly enough fish during the warm months. Perhaps it’s late winter and you are getting spring fever? Maybe you are just dying to try out that new fly fishing rod you […]

Pumping a Trouts Stomach

Using The Trout Stomach Pump

The Stomach Pump Will Help You Catch More Trout On Tough Days of Flyfishing The stomach pump for trout is essentially a small turkey baster. You insert it into the trout’s mouth and into its stomach. The contents that you remove will help you catch more fish. You can easily determine what the trout are […]

Permanent Markers to color your trout flies

Changing Your Flies Color on the River = Match the Hatch

How to Increase your Catch By Carrying a Set of Permanent Markers with you on the River This is something that not a lot of people have thought of, but it works really well. If you are on the river and don’t have flies in every color and size fear not! By carrying a stash […]

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The Fly Floatant Test

A Test/Review of Several of the Top Floatants I will start by giving you an overview of what I hope to accomplish with this post, so if you wish you can get an idea of what is going to take place and then skip to the results.

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How to properly pack a fly fishing vest.

List of Non Essential Gear to Pack in Your Fly Vest

We all get a raging appetite while on the river. It seems that no matter how much junk food you bring along, it is always gone at the end of the day. Pack all of the essential gear items shown on this info graphic and you will be very happy on your next fly fishing […]

Homeless trout bum fly fisherman needs rich woman to buy gear

Signs that You Might be a Trout Bum

You Might Be A Trout Bum If.. #1). You have spent more money on fly fishing gear this year than you payed for your car. #2). Your idea of a blind date involves meeting a woman at a boat launch. #3). The last food you ate was a 2 year old doughnut that you found […]

Alevin, or trout with the egg yolk still attached.

Life Cycle of A Trout

The Trout’s Life The Trout has a fairly simple life cycle. I will break it down to the various parts here and explain a little about each cycle. The Eggs These eggs are laid in a gravelly and fairly swift area of a stream. The brook and brown trout will spawn in the fall, while […]

An example of a great trout net

Trout Nets

Styles and Materials of Various Trout Nets This might seem like a mundane subject, but there are a lot of different net styles to choose from. Here I will go over some of the styles offered and why I have chosen the models that I use. Nets are often a very important tool for the […]