Swinging Tandem Flies For Steelhead

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By Louis Cahill Most anglers successfully fish teams of flies for trout. Why not for their anadromous cousins? I was introduced to this idea by a good friend who is one of the fishiest guys I know. When swinging traditional flies on a floating line he always...



Sunday Classic / 6 Tips for Executing a Proper Figure-Eight Retrieve

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For the first time, this year, I got to experience the thrill of watching a musky devour my bucktail streamer right at the boat during a figure-eight retrieve. I had dreamed of witnessing this first hand for years, and I have to say, it live...



Fight Big Fish with the Butt Section of the Fly Rod Not the Tip

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If you fly fish long enough and pay your dues, it's just a matter of time until you hook into a giant fish and experience defeat. I've always loved the saying, "It's always the big ones that get away", like it provides anglers a viable...



Sunday Classic / Attractor Flies in Tandem Rigs

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A LARGE PART OF FLY FISHING IS PROBLEM SOLVING. Problems are just part of the game and the better you are at solving them, the more effective an angler you will be. Often the solutions require tactics that are unusual or counter intuitive. When fish are...



Don’t get yourself caught in a tight spot!

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By Justin Pickett "MY MOUTH SPEWED WITH EXPLETIVES. MY BUDDY’S FACE WAS BLANK. I KNEW THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF SEVERAL POOR DECISIONS." Recently, I headed up north with a great friend of mine to fish a small stream in north Georgia. Over the past couple...