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Q&A Are there any tricks to get a fish to commit to biting a fly?

The last time I went fishing, there were numerous times where I could tell that the fish were nibbling on the fly because it would move the strike indicator ever so slightly, but they wouldn't actu...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Is Salmon caught in the seawater or freshwater? Which is the preferred way, and the most ecological way?

Salmon is an anadromous fish, that means it is born in fresh water, it spends most of its life in the sea and it returns to fresh water to spawn. I was wondering when fishermen fish salmon. I guess...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Millemila‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A Camping site suggestions

My friend and I are planning to go camping for three days next week. Since it's winter here in the US, we're targeting the south east side (FL, SC, etc.) I am looking for suggestions on camping sit...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Actuary‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by James Jenkins‭

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Q&A How to isolate a strong magnet from things it could damage in a small backpack?

I have a pretty strong magnet for magnet fishing. The problem that I am running into when taking it places is that I need a way to isolate it from my wallet/phone/compass inside my backpack as othe...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fly casting in heavy cover/growth

I recently began learning to fly fish. However most of the streams I frequent are small creeks in the Southern Appalachians that have a lot of growth on the banks and overhead making casting rathe...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Anycorn‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How far away can one be when tight line nymphing?

I've been experimenting with tight line nymphing and have had good success in murky/choppy water that allows me to get close to the trout without spooking them. However I'm reluctant to use these t...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tjjjohnson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I get a drag free drift when fly Fishing

We always hear about the importance of drag free drifts so I thought it would be great to create a resource listing techniques for achieving a drag free drift. I've setup a community wiki for thi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by tjjjohnson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fly fishing rig knots

I have been fly fishing with my dad for a number of years but recently I went on my own and hit quite the stumbling block... I didn't know how to set the kit properly, normally I drive the boat whi...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by rg255‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I cast to a trout lying in the tail of the pool?

I frequently encounter trout sitting in the tail of a pool just above the start of the next rapid. So the trout is in slow water with much faster water downstream of it. So typically the fly is swe...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tjjjohnson‭

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Q&A Is there an optimal strike indicator color for fly fishing reflective, tumbling streams?

Strike indicators are basically the fly fishing version of bobbers and they come in different colors white, yellow, orange, etc. When fishing streams that have a big of disturbance and the sun is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Technique for fly fishing into the wind?

Sometimes when fly fishing in canyons the wind will start coming down the canyon and it makes it that much harder to cast. It doesn't take a whole lot of wind to completely stop one from further fi...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Any tips for landing fish on barbless hooks?

I have started to debarb all my flies a while ago (it is much better for the fish if you are doing catch and release), but have been loosing some hooked fish that I was otherwise able to net when I...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How long can fresh water fish live on a stringer?

A fish stringer goes through the gill and mouth of a live fish, providing a way to keep them captive and alive in the lake or river they are caught from. I would imagine the key to survival is how...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why does a leader have to be tapered in fly fishing?

I wonder why fly fishing leaders have to be tapered? Is the most important reason to preserve flight dynamics when casting? Would a simple untapered leader not present a dry fly, for example, in th...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Matthias Wolf‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do fly fishing lures work?

I'm new to fishing and I don't know how these things work. Do I need to add some weight to make them sink or fishes will come at the top to bite them? I've seen some videos where they use some wei...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by c0dew0rm‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Reel locks when reeling in then bail flips open. What am I doing wrong?

The reel seems to jam when I reel it around and then if I put pressure on the reel handle, or the line, the bail flips open. I’m sure there’s something I am doing wrong. Video attached for referenc...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Brian G‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A When to kill and bleed a fish

I am getting into fishing (I bought an entry-level spinner and plan on going to some nearby rivers/lakes) and have been reading a lot of conflicting information in regards to the sequence of events...

11 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by TicketMonster‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Worm catching with electricity?

I have heard about people using electricity to catch worms, mostly around catching worms for fishing. How does this work? Is it safe?

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rods for shark fishing

I was looking at jawbone 2 xtreme blanks, the sledgehammer model is 10' with 100-250 pound line rating. It's E glass with 28-36 ounce lure rating. I've been looking all over the Internet for someth...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user25300‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Shore based shark fishing

So I have wanted to catch sharks like 7 gill in california and I have some questions about reels and rods. So I want to be able to cast my bait out to where the sharks are but most people seem to ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user25300‭

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Q&A Does less riverside vegetation lead to fewer fish?

On the river I have been fishing, there is a section where the road was rerouted, and another where a dam was torn out. In both cases, those sections of river have fewer bushes and trees and the gr...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What would the basic gear for fly fishing be?

If one were to get started fly fishing what gear would one need just to start with? Of course, there is all sorts of gear and better gear, but what would the minimum gear to start with be?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sea fishing rod all rounder

I'm looking at getting into sea fishing, I used to do coarse fishing. I'd like an all rounder rod to try pier fishing and maybe some beach casting or fishing from a sea wall. What should I look ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by BeginnerDBADan‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the casting technique any different when using a dry and a wet fly at the same time?

It is possible to use a dry fly as a strike indicator for your wet fly while also catching the fish that would go for a surface bug at the same time. Is the casting technique any different as it s...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Looking up fish species by body of water and vice versa

U.S. here (and specifically New York state but that's probably irrelevant). Is anyone aware of any websites, apps or DEC resources that allow you to look up what fish species live in any given lake...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by hotmeatballsoup‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie a dry fly above a wet fly when fly fishing?

Most fly fishing with wet flies is done with just single wet fly and a strike indicator but it's also possible to do it with a dry fly instead of a strike indicator (this lets you do both at the sa...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I look for in a reel for a two handed fly fishing rod?

I want to buy myself a Shakespeare Oracle 11' #7/8 EXP switch rod to get started in two-handed casting for large-sized local rainbow trout at a wide water body where back room for casting is scarce...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Michael‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you determine where to cast when fly fishing bigger, mostly featureless rivers?

Smaller streams are easy to tell where to cast when fly fishing given fish's tendency to hang out in pools or hole or undercut banks. It easy to decide where you need to cast and approximately wher...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can elk hair be replaced by deer hair when tying a dry fly?

I'm planning on tying some stimulators and I have a ton of deer hair in the colours that I want my flies to be. The recipes that I have read so far ask for yearling elk hair. I wonder if I can re...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Kenji‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Catch and eat the Fish UK

If I go fishing in the UK (West Yorkshire), am I allowed to eat the fish I catch? I was told that you’re not allowed to eat/kill the fish and must return it to the water after the catch. Any help...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by J86‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fishing reel line capacity

With modern high strength, small diameter lines, spinning and bait casting reels can hold a tremendous amount of line. I usually spool up about half capacity with an inexpensive monofilament then f...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Paused until further notice.‭

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Q&A Where/how can I catch American signal crayfish in the UK?

American signal crayfish are a delicious invasive species in the UK. I'd love to catch and eat some but I'm unsure how to go about this. Where/how can I catch American signal crayfish in the UK? ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A If you are stranded at sea with a basic set of fishing equipment, how reliable of a food supply are fish?

We have a question about desalinating water while stranded at sea, and another that asks if you can get desalinated water from eating fish. However, even if you could get desalinated water from fi...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this top guide hole on my fishing rod?

I was given a St. Croix Avid AS60MLF, and I have no idea why this top guide is on the opposite side. The rest of the guides are on the same side as the lower one in the picture. Only the top one ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Jeff‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I use these lures from a basic fishing kit?

I am beginning to fish. I bought a beginner's tackle kit. After some googling I figured out what most of the stuff is. But I didn't find anything on these three items. What are they and how do I us...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Stainsor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What makes for good locations to go magnet fishing?

Magnet fishing is when you take go fishing with a magnet trying to find metal objects that people have lost into bodies of water such as cellphones, knives, bikes, etc. What would make a location ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A When would docks on Chatfield Reservoir be least busy with boaters putting in and taking out?

I have a magnet and line setup to go magnet fishing and I would like to make some sweeps around one the docks Chatfield Reservoir on where it's likely that people have dropped gear/cellphones into ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would dry or wet flies be easier for a beginner fly fisherman?

Inspired by this question, if someone was just starting out fly fishing, would dry flies (float on top of the water) or wet flies (sink below) be easier for a beginner to use? My experience is tha...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A If you are starting to tie your own fly fishing flies, what types would be the easiest to start with?

The are two main types of fly fishing flies, wet (sink underneath) and dry (float on top). If one were trying to learn how to how tie the flies yourself instead of buying them, would one type be e...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the fishermen's greeting "Petri Heil" accepted all around the world?

In Germany fishermen greet each other with "Petri Heil". I asked myself if this is only a German thing or is it kind of universal (at least in developed countries like EU countries, US etc.) for fi...

7 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why did the handle come off my spinner rod?

I am brand new to fishing and have only made it out 4 times before this morning. Today I planned on fishing all morning. After a few casts (I have a Shakespeare Ugly Stik spinner) I noticed that t...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Zac‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What tool(s) would be helpful for unhooking fish?

When fishing in catch and release areas, one needs to be able to unhook the fish and return them to the water unharmed. What tool(s) would be useful for this?

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Name of this Forked Fin Fish with Teeth Caught in Miami River, Florida, USA

What type of fish is this? I caught this fish in the Miami River in Southern Florida, USA. This river is brackish I believe, so I am not sure whether it is saltwater or freshwater. It is brown, gr...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by NULL‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why does my flurocarbon leader keep breaking when tied with a double uni-knot?

I am trying to connect 12lb leadline (lead removed for knot) to a 6lb flurocarbon leader but when I tie them with a double uni knot the flurocarbon breaks when pulling it tight. I have tried a cou...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Not loved‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this type of lure or where can I find more?

Can anyone help me find more of these lures? I love them so much but can’t find them anywhere. Does anyone know where to get these or what they are called. It has a paddle tail and a ribbon tail ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Meorta‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best bait to catch sargo fish?

I am from Morocco where we use something called Sardine paste to catch sargo. It's a dough that contains sardine and flour and beach sand. it's very effective but it doesn't work in all conditions,...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Azed S‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fishing beads T - holes

Which is the best knot to use as a stopper in the upper & lower part of a beads T - Holes? Also which knot is preferable for the horizontal line?

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Error 1004‭

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Q&A Super glue on fishing line

I want to know if it is better to use super glue to stable beads as stopper on the main line instead of rubber stoppers. Main line could be monofilament or fluorocarbon. Any help will be appreciate.

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Error 1004‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Need help identifying a vintage George Hine Production Co Rod

My mother gave me an old rod that I think she just found and I need help identifying it. There are some pictures below. The whole group of pictures is here. Its only identifying marks is a sticke...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Taako‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Kayak for fishing and low class rapids?

I am in the market for a kayak and am wondering what type of kayak or what features I should look at given my requirements. Here's the details you'll probably need to help me out: I'm 6'1" and 21...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Dave‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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