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Using soft plastic lures is one of the most effective yet underutilized tactics for trout fishing. When fished correctly, soft plastics can work incredibly well for all species of trout. In some ways fishing soft plastics for trout can be like fly fishing with nymphs. What do we mean by that? Let us explain. A key concept of fly fishing is matching the hatch. That means using flies that resemble what the fish in a given place actually see and eat. While materials like feathers and fur can help fly tiers match the hatch pretty well, sold plastics can be...

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You probably know that flies are proven to catch fish. But did you know that you can fish with flies using a simple spinning rod and reel? Fly fishing with a spinning rod is both possible and effective. It doesn't require a lot of investment either. We'll show you how in this guide. The basic concept of fly fishing is to present a fly to fish. That might sound basic, but essentially it is that simple. Of course you want to make the fly appear natural to the fish you are after. That can be done with a spinning rod...

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Did you know that you can catch trout, steelhead, and salmon on simple beads? It's true. That's why we carry a full line of drift beads in a wide range of colors. These little beads can help you catch a lot of fish. We'll show you how. People have been catching fish on salmon eggs for decades. First they fished with the real thing, which usually meant cured salmon eggs. Later people developed soft plastic salmon eggs and salmon egg flies. Fishing with a bead follows in this tradition. Beads can be used in areas with artificial lures only regulations,...

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We wouldn't say microfishing is taking the angling world by storm. Yet there is no doubt that it is getting plenty of attention these days. At this point microfishing has been covered by Field and Stream, Hooked Magazine, Game and Fish, National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune and even The Nature Conservancy. Yet most people, including many anglers, are still unaware of the details of microfishing. We know from first hand experience. If we had a dollar for every time a person along a small stream asked if we were trying to catch bait we'd already be living in luxury...

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