Posts tagged trout
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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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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Hooked on Fishing? Pick Up a Fly Rod

On Friday, April 14th, I completed my very first Trout School with the local Orvis Fly Fishing store here in Northern Virginia. It was a day-long, intensive, technology-free crash course in fly fishing that required participants to be fully engaged. It was a mixture of etymology, angling, wading, and vigorous casting—the perfect activity for any adrenaline junkie, even those who scoff at fishing.

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