Pick Up Your Fly Line and Recast Quietly: Video

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The ability to pick your fly line up off the water quietly can be the difference between success and failure. In freshwater or salt making a loud pickup to recast can spook fish you might have otherwise caught. Of course we would all like to catch...



The Virtues of the Single Spey

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The Single Spey is one of the most efficient, and most overlooked, casts for the two-hand fly rod. Like a lot of anglers who picked up the spey rod to target steelhead, much of my early fishing focused on Skagit techniques. I spent my time perfecting...



The Video Doesn’t Lie

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By Bob Reece Over the numerous years that I played football, I watched countless hours of practice and game film. One truth always reigned. Your performance was never as good or as bad as you believed it would be. After a recent back...



How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

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Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break...



4 Tips for Making Better Backhand Presentations

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MOST OF THE ANGLERS THAT I RUN INTO ON THE RIVER, THAT ARE BEGINNERS OR OF INTERMEDIATE SKILL LEVEL, SEEM TO ALWAYS HAVE A BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTHS WHEN IT COMES TO PRESENTING THEIR FLIES DURING THEIR BACKCAST. For whatever reason, anglers that fall into...