Posts tagged fishing
“Auntie! I brought my bow!”

“Auntie! I brought my bow!”

 What’s better than hearing that from a 4 year old as she piles out of the car? Archery has become a prevalent family pastime over the last several years and raising our next generation of hunters is key to the preservation of our hunting rights. The biggest question regarding young archers is often ‘when should I introduce my kid/niece/nephew/grandchild to archery?’ I think the answer to this is pretty simple—whenever they want!

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RCG Product Review - Grizzly Coolers

I have the 100 qt Grizzly cooler. We needed one large enough for the boat because we use it to go fishing in the Keys. They logo-ed the top with the ReelCamoGirl logo and it looks great. The logo is positioned under a cutting board on top so it will never get scratched. The cooler comes with a very handy ruler on the top, which is perfect for fishing as many times you need to measure fish to see if they are large enough to keep.

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September Fly of the Month - Tools, Tips and Tricks

So let's start with the most basic and probably most important knot, the half hitch. Make this knot your best friend! If you're a beginner, use it every time you tie in and off of a material. This way if you break or accidently cut your thread you can go back to your last step and start from there and not the whole fly. And it's super simple.

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August Fly of the Month - Griffith's Gnat

This is another one of those "must haves" in your fly box. Quick and easy to tie, the Griffith's Gnat can imitate many of those tiny midges you see emerging or buzzing on the surface of the water (you know, the ones that like to get in your face, mouth, nose and ears  ). From looking like a single insect to a cluster of them, the Griffith's Gnat can attract even the biggest trout.

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Fly Of The Month - Elk Hair Caddis

This time of the year is when the larger flies are starting to emerge from the lakes and streams, one of them being the caddis fly. Larger than a mayfly, but significantly smaller than a stonefly, trout will gorge themselves on them. If you're lucky enough to be out during a caddisfly hatch be prepared for some epic trout fishing!

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Teach Kids to be Passionate About the Outdoors

I was lucky enough to teach an outdoor class for fish dissection at our Bear Creek Days for schools in southwest Montana. I loaded up 50 rainbow trout from the Ennis National Fish Hatchery and took them to our camp ground at the base of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness where several schools from the area had a field trip week. They learned about all the insides of a trout as well as the history of native trout and fish verses nonnative introduced fish of Montana. It was a very rewarding day to hang out with 8th graders who loved getting their hands dirty. But that isn’t what completely set apart that day from any other.

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April Fly of the Month- Lefty's Deceiver

Lefty Kreh is probably one of the most well known names in the fly fishing worked. He fished with celebrities and perfected the double hall. His fly, Lefty's Deceiver, was even celebrated as a US Postage stamp. He passed away March 14th, and in his honor I am going to demonstrate his signature fly.

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March Fly of the Month- Wooly Bugger

I'd like to introduce a new monthly topic here on the ReelCamo Girl site, a fly of the month! Each month I will present a beginner fly and go through step by step on how to tie it along with some tips on how to fish and variations on tying it. As the months progress I'll be adding a bit more advanced tying, but nothing you can't tackle!

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