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The Moonshine Journal — Tips

How to Plan a Backcountry Fly-Fishing Trip

backcountry Fly Fishing Tips

How to Plan a Backcountry Fly-Fishing Trip

A backcountry fly-fishing trip can seem daunting, but here are a few tips for making it accessible.

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5 Best Bass Flies (And How to Fish Them)

Bass Fly Fishing Fly tying Tips

5 Best Bass Flies (And How to Fish Them)

To us, nothing sums up summer more than bass fishing. The water begins to warm up, fish start moving around, and the idea of a largemouth absolutely annihilating a popper gives us the warm and fuzzies all over. Pursuing bass with a fly rod is dynamic, exciting, and accessible to just about anyone, anywhere. Whether you’re talking about smallmouth or largemouth, these fish are aggressive, beautiful, and acrobatic. In other words, it’s fun.  In another article, we ran through some basic strategies for targeting largemouth bass in lakes and rivers. But this time around, we’re going to get a bit...

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"Don't Fish in the '80s" and Other Drift Boat Tips

Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Techniques Tips

"Don't Fish in the '80s" and Other Drift Boat Tips

Intimidated by the drift boat? We're offering some tips on how to catch more fish, stay safe, and not hook your guide in the back of the head while you're at it.

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Catch-And-Release: Caring for Trout Before, During, After the Catch

Angler Fly Fishing Tips

Catch-And-Release: Caring for Trout Before, During, After the Catch

We all love fishing, which means we also love more fish in the water. In that spirit, we're talking about how to care for your catch before, during, and after the fight.

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How to Mend Your Fly Line Like a Pro

Angler Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Mending Techniques Tips Trout

How to Mend Your Fly Line Like a Pro

More than flies, casts, and lucky underwear, a great drift is the key to catching more fish—and it starts with a mend.

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