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The Moonshine Journal — Fly Fishing

How to Catch Trout: 5 Basic Principles

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How to Catch Trout: 5 Basic Principles

Fly fishing is about as much fun as you can have on the water. But, it’s also difficult. Just mastering your cast and being able to get a fly in the water is hard enough, not to mention tricking a fish into sipping your fly. As anglers, we can get so focused on the technique, gear, and logistics, that we forget the basics of how to catch trout. And, that’s the whole point, right? That’s why we’re here today. We’re not marketing anything or offering a secret hotspot with 30-inch brown trout. We’re just highlighting some bread and butter techniques...

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A Beginner's Guide to Riverside Entomology

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A Beginner's Guide to Riverside Entomology

There are two types of fly anglers: Those who like to pick up rocks and look at the weird stuff they find, and everyone else. If you fall into the former category, you’re probably not even going to read past this sentence because you’re too busy identifying stoneflies and picking apart casings to show off to people who walk by. Godspeed, buggy angler. Now, if you fall into the latter category, we’re not asking you to take an entomology course at your local community college or revisit AP biology. But, we do think there should be more riverside entomologists in...

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5 Essential Flies With Landon Brasseur

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5 Essential Flies With Landon Brasseur

Welcome to a brand new series! We’re asking some of our favorite fly-anglers (and friends) to drop their five most essential flies and why they always have them on the water. It’s a great way to not only expand your arsenal but also a great way to get into the mind of someone who truly knows what they’re doing.  Speaking of knowing what they’re doing, Landon Brasseur is a great way to kick this series off. As a fly-fishing guide in the Catskills and a close friend of our team, Landon has hauled massive fish out of waters across the...

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6 Essential Knots for Fly Anglers

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6 Essential Knots for Fly Anglers

There are two types of anglers: Those who just need a knot to do its job and those who really like to nerd out about knots. If you fall into the latter category and have been tying the Bimini Twist since you were in diapers, this article may or may not be for you. But, if you’re just looking for knots that work, then step right up because we have six great ones—plus, a few bonuses. When you think about it, most knots operate on a sliding scale. For every extra twist and turn you make, you’re sacrificing something on...

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Flight and Flies: A Veteran's Story

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Flight and Flies: A Veteran's Story

At Moonshine, we firmly believe that fly fishing is about so much more than fly fishing. It’s a sport of obsession, passion, healing, and maybe even a few fish, and more than a few veterans have discovered this first-hand. As a way to show thanks to our active and retired military personnel, we’re highlighting some of their most memorable experiences on the water. Next up: Army pilot and fly angler Kevin Danis. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fisherman. From trout in the Eastern Sierras of California as a child, peacock bass in Miami as a...

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