IFTD Behind The Scenes

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THE INTERNATIONAL FLY TACKLE DEALERS SHOW IS BIGGEST EVENT ON THE INDUSTRY CALENDAR. Once every year, folks from around the world come together to see what's new in fly fishing gear for the coming year. It's always exciting, fun and educational. More than just a chance...

The Chum Salmon, He’s Mad As Hell And He’s Not Going To Take It Anymore

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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A FIGHT, THIS IS THE GUY TO GIVE IT TO YOU. Chum salmon get very little in the way of respect. It's either called a chum or a dog salmon. I don't even know it's proper name but it's pretty clear from...

Fly Fishing: Too Much Mending Can Ruin Your Drift

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One of the most critical techniques of fly fishing that anglers often lack knowledge in, is understanding how to properly mend fly line during the drift. If I tallied up all the time I spend each day instructing clients on various fly fishing techniques, teaching...

What Every Fly Angler Can Learn From Tenkara

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I DIG MY TENKARA ROD AND I'M NOT ASHAMED OF IT. It seems like there are only two camps when it comes to fishing tenkara. Those who love it and those who hate it. I think the general sentiment of the haters was summed up pretty...

Fly Fishing Through My Eyes

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By Carter Lyles “MANY PEOPLE GO FISHING ALL OF THEIR LIVES WITHOUT KNOWING THAT IT IS NOT FISH THEY ARE AFTER.” That quote by Henry David Thoreau is what makes up the fine line between a fisherman and then a fly fisher. •The line is not drawn upon...