Make Better Backhand Casts: Video

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The average fly fisher struggles with making a backhand presentation. A good backhand presentation is the mark of an effective angler. Being able to deliver a fly on the backcast makes you more efficient on the water and, simply put, catches fish. If you can make...



10 Tips For Spotting Permit

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PERHAPS THE LOFTIEST GOAL IN FLY FISHING IS CATCHING A PERMIT. Maybe it's not your thing but if there truly is a fish of ten-thousand casts, it's the permit. There is enough to catching permit to fill a bookshelf or magazine rack. It's a complicated game,...



Sunday Classic / The Finer Points of the Ready Position

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I'VE TALKED ABOUT THE READY POSITION BEFORE BUT IN TEACHING THE BONEFISH 101 PRIMER ON OUR TRIP TO ANDROS SOUTH, IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT SOME OF THE FINER POINTS BEAR REPEATING OR AT LEAST MORE THOROUGH EXPLANATION. A good ready position is vital in making...



Fly Fishing the Trico Hatch & Spinner Fall

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The first major spinner fall that I ever witnessed and had the pleasure of fishing took place many years ago on the South Platte River in Colorado. I'll never forget the excitement I felt as I watched countless trico spinners floating downstream in the surface...



Top anglers simply fluff about less

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By Chris Dore They get into position, and get their fly out there in front of fish quick and without hassle. This is one of the reasons why they simply catch more fish. THE SCENARIO... Now Johnny Punter, upon being shown a feeding fish will saunter into...