Author Archives: Tom Rosenbauer

Video Tuesday Tip: The Basics of Catching Carp on a Fly


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

These fish are hard to fool and tough to land.
Photo courtesy Tom Rosenbauer

Carp fishing, while available to nearly anyone close to home, is not easy. It’s challenging, which is why people love them so much (in addition to the fact that they fight like demons.) To help. . .

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Podcast: Fishing for Freshwater Stripers with Henry Cowen


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer


This week, I had a great talk with Henry Cowen on freshwater stripers. Henry is a saltwater angler and fly tier of great experience who brought his talents to freshwater stripers, and he has some wonderful tips for finding these big guys, flies to use, and techniques to get them to. . .

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Video Tuesday Tip: How to Communicate with Your Guide on the Saltwater Flats


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Using the clock face as a guide helps you quickly find your target.

When you’re standing on the bow of a flats boat, things can happen pretty fast. One of the keys to success is good communication with your guide. Because he (or she) is better trained and has a. . .

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Tuesday Tip: How To Choose the Right Fly Rod Size


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

With the holidays approaching, many of you might be putting “New Fly Rod!” on your lists of potential gifts. But this raises the question: What size fly rod do you want/need? As I explain in the above video, this question is really. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Understanding Salmon and Steelhead Flies


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Trout fishers who want to test themselves against salmon and steelhead are faced with a whole new range of flies, so what should you do? Your best bet is to do some research about the best patterns for. . .

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Trading Secrets with a Bass Master, Plus a Chrome Surprise


Written by: Tom Rosenbauer

Tom admires a fine Lake St. Clair smallmouth caught in fairly cold water.
Photo courtesy JP DeRose, Breaking Boundaries

Yesterday, I was on Lake St. Clair—just outside of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario—and it was cold, rainy, and windy with water temperatures in the high 40s. If someone had asked me last week if this would. . .

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