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Used mainly as a sporting method, fly fishing uses an artificial fly as bait in order to hook a fish. The fly is normally cast using a rod, reel or a special weighted line and the catch thrown back into the water after the fight. The technique is used in both fresh and salt water areas and with so many islands, its warm waters and the large variety of fish found there,… Read More

Fishermen are Fishermen. The keys to success are the same. I don’t care if you’re fishing for bass in a local pond, fly fishing a world class river or trolling the gulf stream for marlin. Your still fishing – your tactics are different. A rigged ballyhoo used for ocean trolling is often as large as a quality trout from a small stream. It’s just a matter of scale. Most books, articles, radio… Read More

I fished the South Yuba river from a drift boat with a friend last week. We caught some small trout on nymphs using 5 weight fly line, indicators and lead weight. I started calling the indicator a bobber and the boat got really small.