Category: Education

  • Blue Line Native Brook Trout: How to fly fish for native brook trout.

    Blue Line Native Brook Trout: How to fly fish for native brook trout.

    It isn’t often that we get to experience something “like it was in the old days”, but something aboutfishing for brook trout brings back that euphoric feeling. A lot of trout fishermen are obsessed withcatching stocked trout and we have written about that in the past. Don’t get me wrong, fishing stockedfish is super fun […]

  • What makes a great fly pattern?

    What makes a great fly pattern?

    “Match the Hatch” The first thing to consider is, what are the fish feeding on? It doesn’t make sense to create a fly pattern that looks like something that a fish doesn’t eat. The more important questions is, what do the fish feed on the MOST? Trout feed on minnows, sculpins, other trout, all different […]

  • Wade Fishing the Outer Banks

    Wade Fishing the Outer Banks

    Unlike the high grass in SC that I am used to, redfish and other species in this area like to explore the coastal waters by utilizing the highway of channels before popping up on adjacent flats.

  • Stream Etiquette: Respect Your Fellow Angler

    Stream Etiquette: Respect Your Fellow Angler

    Unfortunately, I can’t go a full day on the water without running into an angler with poor etiquette. Both fly and conventional fishers. In most scenarios I believe it’s naivety. People just don’t know or understand. So let’s dive into this topic here. No judgement, just discussion.

  • Guide Fly Series: The Rabbit Kwan, a Salty Slayer

    Guide Fly Series: The Rabbit Kwan, a Salty Slayer

    The Kwan is one of the most productive flies I have seen for redfish, trout, and flounder, because it imitates so many different prey items. What I don’t like is stacking the SF or similar fibers. With this pattern, you can decrease vice time by over half while creating a fly that behaves similar.

  • Guide Fly Series: The Best Fly Ever?

    Guide Fly Series: The Best Fly Ever?

    The Clouser Minnow is arguably one of the best flies of all time, and one that everyone should carry in their fly box.

  • The Great Pack Dilemma: On the Water Storage Solutions Explained.

    The Great Pack Dilemma: On the Water Storage Solutions Explained.

    In this Gear Review, I want to focus on what packs and bags are best for each fisherman. We won’t dive into specific bags, but I’d like to touch on the different types of bags on the market; vests, chest packs, hip packs, sling packs and backpacks and what they bring to the table. Eh, who are we fooling? I may slip a couple of my favorites in.

  • New YouTube Series: Guide Flies

    New YouTube Series: Guide Flies

    Have you ever heard someone say, “Hey, that’s a guide fly”, and had no clue what they were talking about? Well, get ready because we are sharing our favorite guide flies and how to tie them on our YouTube channel.

  • Delayed Harvest… Is it Really Fishing?

    Delayed Harvest… Is it Really Fishing?

    For those of you that don’t know, a lot of the trout rivers here in North Carolina are stocked periodically for harvest or delayed harvest in the hotter summer months. This in turn means there is a huge influx of trout that we can target from rivers throughout the colder months into the summer. With […]

  • 10 Flies We Love for North Carolina Fall Fishing

    10 Flies We Love for North Carolina Fall Fishing

    Fall is the season where fishing dreams are made here in North Carolina. With beautiful 60 – 70 degree days and water chilling evenings, fall is by far the staple season. These 10 Flies are a must have for the NC waters in the fall.

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