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On the verge of freedom

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This nice brook trout is about to be released back into the waters of the creek I caught it in.  God, I love those moments.

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Algonquin Park fly box, Part 2

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  Like the Muddler Minnow, the Hot Spot Pheasant Tail nymph is a fly that can really make things happen in the brook trout waters of Algonquin Park and beyond. Some of my biggest brook trout of last season fell to tiny PT Hot Spot nymphs. Quite a few smallmouth bass and suckers couldn't leave this fly alone either.  It works quite nicely when fished on a short line with enough split shot to get it ticking the bottom of the stream.  It is equally effective when used as a dropper fly in still waters. This  should come as no surprise. After all,...

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