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,...

Speyitis

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By Jeff Hickman THE MOST COMMON FISHING PROBLEM I SEE AMONG SPEY FISHERS WHO CAN CAST WELL IS OVER CASTING. I refer to this plague as Speyitis. Just because you can cast all the way across the river doesn't mean that you should all the time. I...

Sunday Classic / The Bite Of The Venomous Brown Trout Or, Stopping Fishfinger

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WE THINK OF TROUT AS PURE. Perfect creatures born of virgin waters. Incapable of anything unclean. So, I wasn't especially concerned the other day when a nice twenty-one inch male brown, from the Delaware, bit the ever living shit out of me. I knew I was likely...