Top 10 Trout Flies For The American West

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I HAD A CLIENT COME INTO THE STORE THE OTHER DAY ASKING ME TO SET HIM UP WITH THE BEST PATTERNS FOR FISHING THE WEST. He was planning on traveling around Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana this summer and his goal was to put together a...

Sunday Classic / Tenkara, the new Bamboo

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A GUEST POST BY TIM HARRIS OF NORTHWEST-TENKARA.COM Fly fishing began in both the west and east with a long supple rod, a fixed line, a leader and a fly. This is how Dame Juliana Berners, Issac Walton and Japanese commercial fisherman fished. Time went by and...

Spey Casting Diagnostics Checklist

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By Jeff Hickman SPEY CASTING IS A PROCESS REQUIRING SEVERAL STEPS TO BE FULLY COMPLETED IN A SEQUENCE. To effectively and consistently make good spey casts you need to focus on these steps, especially when learning. But even veteran and advanced two-handed casters also need to focus...

Trash On The Flats

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IF WE CAN FLY FISH FOR CARP, WHY NOT LADY FISH? I was in the Bahamas last month for a little DIY bonefishing. I love DIY trips. They have a whole different vibe from a guided lodge experience. I'm sure I miss some opportunities fishing without...

Sunday Classic / 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,...