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How to Tie a Sculpin Fly

MATERIALS: Hook: standard streamer hook, 8 to 1/0 Thread: dark colors, brown recommended TYING INSTRUCTIONS: Tie in marabou at the bend about the length of the hook shaft. Tie in chenille, brass or gold wire and a hackle feather at the same point. Wrap chenille forward to about 3/8″ of the hook eye. Do the […]

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New RiverSmallies Forum Launched!

We just launched the new RiverSmallies forum! If you were a previous member of RiverSmallies you will need to re-register as this is a brand new forum and we are starting fresh! To join the forum click here Enjoy!

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Patience is a Virtue When Using The X-Rap!

Patience is a Virtue When Using The X-Rap! (Guest Article) by Mark Earley My best fishing buddy is my cousin Frank and he is the best smallmouth fisherman I know. Not only that, he is the most competitive guy I know. That being said, I am always trying to find an edge on him just […]

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Successful Rigging and Fishing Techniques for Soft Jerk Baits

Guest Article by Al Winco The Jerk’n Minnow from Winco’s Custom Lures is the ultimate soft jerk bait that attracts and catches smallmouth bass with one of the best natural sink rates available today. They are poured with harder plastisol to give that important darting, side-to side retrieve, without going around in circles (like softer […]

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Researching Water Before You Fish It

Gaining knowledge of the area you intend to fish beforehand will help you catch more and larger fish. It may also make you change your mind on the location you want to fish. Fishery research is a fun way to answer your questions about the water and help you plan for a productive trip. Numerous […]

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Targeting Trophy Smallmouth

Any smallmouth fisherman who spends enough time on the water will catch the occasional citation bass. Anglers who catch them consistently have a different approach. Concentration, persistence, willingness to catch fewer fish, and a dedication to pattern development are characteristics that set these trophy hunters apart from the average fisherman. Cap’n Jack West guides on […]

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Warm Water Discharges and Spring Influence

During the winter season, river smallmouth anglers have three choices; warm water discharges, spring fed water, or the outdoor channel. Reruns get old, so die hard anglers look for a way to catch fish instead of watching someone else do so. This article will suggest research strategies to find areas with warmer waters to fish. […]

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Aggressive Techniques for River Smallmouths

Regardless of what species of fish we go after and the type of water to be fished, whether it be pond, lake, or river, we usually have a game plan to at least get us started toward success. Confidence is the best bait and the anticipation we all experience before going is just a lot […]

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