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Winter Fly Fishing Tailwaters for Trout

Fly Fishing Tailwaters For Trout By James Marsh     A few years ago, Angie and I produced an instructional DVD on “Fly Fishing For Trout in Tailwaters”.  After the release I realized a big mistake – the title of the DVD. It should have been named “Fly Fishing For Trout Below Dams.” Why?  The …

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Stand Up For Our Waters – The Future of Fisheries

Stand Up For Our Waters Michael Alberghini / Sportsmen’s Compass Team Member What will be the future of our fisheries? Seemingly every week there has been a new disaster affecting a world-class fishery. The last few months all I’ve seen on my news feed were massive fish kills in Florida from Lake Okeechobee runoff and …

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Competitive Fishing – The Challenge of Winning and Losing

Competitive Fishing – The Challenge of Winning and Losing Chris Flint / Sportsmens Compass Contributing Member/Guru Last year, FLW Northern Costa Series announced the tournament schedule for the 2016 season. I was beyond excited to see that the series would be coming to my home water again, the St. Lawrence River, in Clayton, NY. From …

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Greenland Ice Sheet Loses 1 Trillion Tons in 4 Years

In theme of our recent article on Arctic Char fishing in Greenland, we wanted to share with you an interesting, and upsetting article. Over the past century, scientists estimate a total of 9 trillion tons of ice has been lost in Greenland with an increasing rate over time. Click HERE to read more

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Greenland Char Fishing

Greenland Char Fishing Scott Guilmartin / Sportsmens Compass Team Member   Everyone in our “camp” in Greenland hammered Arctic char during a recent trip. We spent a week in south Greenland the second week of July and tangled with 2 to 5 lb fish on 5 and 6 weight rods, and had a great …

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Mayflies 101

Mayflies 101 Michael Alberghini / Sportsmens Compass Team Member Mayflies are a group of aquatic insects that make up a large percentage of most trout diets. For a fly fisherman, mayfly activity is a long awaited and carefully studied phenomena. Mayfly emergences can create spectacular fishing all day, with trout gorging themselves on bugs. Some …

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Brown Bagging it For Shenandoah Brook Trout

Brown Bagging it For Shenandoah Brook Trout Mark D. Wittman / Sportsmens Compass Contributing Member/Guru I love fishing for brook trout in mountain streams.  For me, it’s about the journey to get there, the hiking, the wildlife, the wildflowers, the smells and sounds of the forest, the unspoiled places.  I like to keep it simple, …

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Yellowstone Region Fishing Forecast

Yellowstone Region Fishing Forecast Blair Van Antwerp / Sportsmens Compass Contributing Member   The fishing forecast for North Western Wyoming and Southern Montana is looking fantastic.   Late season storms have brought much needed snow to our upper river basin’s and rain to our parched low elevation foothills. Most snotels, (snow telemetry), in the region are …

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Peacock Bass in South Florida

Peacock Bass in South Florida Mark Hall / Sportsmens Compass Contributing Member Editors note: If you will be in the Miami or Fort Lauderdale Florida area and haven’t tried peacock bass fishing you owe it to yourself to give it a try. The fish were introduced into the South Florida canal systems in 1984 …

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Fly Fishing 101

Fly Fishing 101 Michael Alberghini / Sportsmens Compass Team Member To me, fly fishing is possibly the most rewarding way to bring a fish to the net. It is much more intimate than conventional fishing, leaving you feeling much more connected to your finned opponent. The objective is the same but it is the …

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