Tag: Flies

  • Streamer Madness: Catching Monster Trout on Meaty Flies

    THE HOPPER-DROPPER wasn’t working. Not like it should have been. We picked up a few trout—most on small sparkly nymphs suspended under finger-thick foam grasshopper flies—but the water should have been frothing with hungry browns and rainbows. There should have been smashing surface strikes. Like the bite had been for two weeks, or so we’d…

  • Pike Fishing 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Catching Big Northerns on Lures, Bait, and Flies

    All fish are predators, but northern pike come dressed for the part—needle teeth, vacant eyes, thick slime, serpentine shape—which is part of what make pike fishing so much fun. Their primeval morphology has changed little in 60 million years. Pike belong to the northern wilderness, where they remain most common. But stocking has extended their…