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...

Better Down Stream Presentations & Drifts

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HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN TROUT FISHING AND SPOTTED A BIG TROUT POSITIONED DOWN AND ACROSS STREAM OF YOU FEEDING? I know I've seen it plenty of times on the water, and it always seems like those fish are always positioned just out of reach...

Feel the Tarpon Burn

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The first step in landing a big tarpon is getting a really good hook set. If your hook fails to penetrate the hard boney mouth of the tarpon, it almost always will be spit out after the first or second jump. My previous trip to the...

Sunday Classic / What is more important, presentation or fly choice?

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A few years ago, I was lucky enough to have the honor to participate in a podcast interview for askaboutflyfishing.com. It was an hour long conversation over the phone, with me spending most of that time talking about trout tactics on my home waters. Just...

The Moth Larva Hatch

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By Kent Klewein AS I RELIVED LAST YEAR'S SPRING FISHING SEASON IN MY HEAD SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT HATCH, THE COLOR OF BRIGHT GREEN BEGAN ENTERING MY CONSCIENCE, AND BAM! LIKE A SLAP TO THE FACE, IT HIT ME. Every year we get a month-long trout feeding...