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Today, I’m sharing items from Pennsylvania Rod and Reel, Thin Air Angler, and Bill Dance.
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Pennsylvania Rod and Reel – Winter Trout Survival Guide
Let’s be honest: we all know that trout fishing in the winter can be great. But it can be different, frustrating, and cold. Like, spray Pam on your guides cold. And such tips like that can reduce frustration, help you deal with the cold, and figure out the differences between January and March. In this post on PA Rod and Reel, there is a lot of encouragement. Some places to start and helpful tips are mentioned. Most significantly, the author reminds us to simply enjoy the peculiarities that winter fly fishing can bring.
Thin Air Angler – Purple Foam Parachute Adams
I saw this fly on the Orvis blog, and one look sent me clicking for more information. It is a dry fly that takes multiple hooks. It is purple. It is an Adams. Bob Reece has some neat patterns, and some great techniques. Whenever I see a fly like this, it gets me thinking about what the possibilities are for tweaking or rethinking established patterns. But first, I think I need to fish a Purple Foam Parachute Adams.
Bill Dance – Bloopers
I’ve watched these dozens of times, and they always make me happy. I grew up on Bill Dance, so seeing him fall into muddy water or run from snakes is nostalgic and hilarious. Having a bad day? Watch a few of these YouTube clips and try not to smile.