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The Moonshine Journal — Winter Fishing

Field Guide: Chasing Early-Season Smallmouth

Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Trout Winter Fishing

Field Guide: Chasing Early-Season Smallmouth

In our Field Guide series, we’re offering quick tips you can use on the water to catch more fish on the fly, species-by-species. In this edition: The cure for cold-weather blues. Around late winter and early spring, all of us tend to get the itch. We’ve been cramped inside for far too long, you can only tie so many flies, and it’s time to hit the water whether the fish are ready or not. But, there is a bit of hope and it comes in the form of spring smallmouth season. These green torpedoes are legendary targets with a fly...

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Essential Flies for Winter Tying with Tim Cammisa

Angler Fly tying Winter Fishing

Essential Flies for Winter Tying with Tim Cammisa

In a recent article, we made an argument for winter fishing. As temperatures begin to drop, new opportunities arise for anglers that you may not have considered in the past. Winter, however, is also prime time for fly tying.

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The 5 Fundamentals of Winter Trout Fishing - Basics of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Trout Winter Fishing

The 5 Fundamentals of Winter Trout Fishing - Basics of Fly Fishing

Let’s all collectively accept the fact that winter is here. The drift boats are carefully tucked away for the season. Hot toddies have replaced margaritas. And those fly rod rigs may be collecting dust in the corner. But, before you think about putting them away for good, there is a glimmer of hope. Winter fishing isn’t traditionally known for being very productive, but it can offer some unique opportunities that summer and fall cannot.   In our winter fishing primer, we’re going to take a look at those opportunities. Depending on where you live and what your goals are, we’ve dug...

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