• Upstream Upstate

    There’s no need in November to pore over your fly box. Just pick a streamer, and in delayed-harvest waters, it’s sure to entice strikes out of rainbow and brown trout.<br />

    Pick streamers for Upstate trout in November

    Don't worry over trout flies this month. Streamers do the trick in cold weather
    October 21, 2008 at 10:51am
    Largemouth bass are a perfect freshwater species to target with a fly rod because they’re found nearly everywhere in South Carolina and because they’ll hit a variety of different flies and popping bugs.<br />

    Bass on a fly is an angling treat

    September 22, 2008 at 1:51pm
    An upstream cast and a dead drift is the primary technique for effectively fishing a nymph during the late summer and fall — much more productive than hoping to catch trout on a dry fly.<br />
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    Autumn means nymphs for trout

    August 25, 2008 at 2:01pm
    A little pre-trip investigation and some pertinent questions can help you get the most out of your guided fishing trip.<br />

    A guide to hiring a fishing guide

    July 22, 2008 at 10:52am
    It’s essential to be on your favorite stream early in the morning during the summer, as trout and smallmouth bass are often very likely to shut down their feeding during the warmer parts of the day.<br />

    The early bird uses a big nymph

    June 24, 2008 at 9:45am
    Choosing a fly rod is a matter of matching the kind of fishing you’ll be doing — what kind of fish and the size of the body of water — with the kind of rod that best fits the situation.<br />

    Match your fly rod to its task

    May 15, 2008 at 2:33pm
    Proper handling of fish — from hook-up to unhooking — will greatly influence its chances for survival after it is released.

    Make catch-and-release work

    April 21, 2008 at 3:40pm
    Lake Jocassee produces a lot of trophy trout — both rainbows and browns — every year. Early spring is an excellent time to troll or live-bait for big fish.

    Jocasse: trophy trout trolling

    March 25, 2008 at 1:15pm
    High, stained water might make a trout fisherman think twice about taking to the stream, but those conditions, present quite often in March, can be a godsend to anglers who understand how a trout’s habits are affected.

    High and dirty can mean big trout

    February 25, 2008 at 2:46pm
    Catching a big striped bass in a land-locked reservoir is one of the ultimate experiences that a fly-fisherman can enjoy.

    Go fly-ing for reservoir stripers

    January 24, 2008 at 2:52pm
    A good vise is the first thing any prospective fly-tier should consider when thinking about taking the plunge into tying your own trout flies, bass poppers or redfish streamers.

    Good gear is fly-tier’s No. 1 need

    December 17, 2007 at 12:32pm
    Dressing by layer and using high-quality Gore-Tex wadersand outerwear can go a long way toward keeping a fisherman warm, dry and comfortable during the winter — when the alternative is downright unpleasant.

    Keeping warm is one cool idea

    November 27, 2007 at 3:04pm
    Delayed-harvest streams in the South Carolina mountains receive heavy stockings in the fall, including some trophy fish that will push or exceed 20 inches.

    Popular delayed-harvest is back

    October 24, 2007 at 8:51am
    A fly-fishermen who is used to sneaking up on spooky mountain trout will find fishing for redfish on marsh flats a challenging and rewarding way to make a trip to the coast more enjoyable.

    Fish stalking, flats style, is a joy

    September 26, 2007 at 9:42am
    What trout in tiny, backcountry streams are lacking in terms of size will be more than made up for by their beauty and the overall quality of a trip into the beautiful mountains of South Carolina’s Upstate.

    Why size doesn’t always matter

    August 22, 2007 at 1:34pm
    Canoe fishing can be as spartan or as you can stand, or you can make easy alternations that will turn your craft into a comfortable fishing vessel.

    Make a canoe comfy? No sweat

    July 16, 2007 at 11:30am