Three Tips for Casting in the Wind

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By Bruce Chard WHEN YOU'RE FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER THERE IS ALMOST ALWAYS WIND. Saltwater fly fishing demands your A-game. Your presentations have to be spot on and when the wind is howling, it will test your angling mettle. If you're new to the game, it's intimidating...

8 Common Mistakes Anglers Make Fighting Trout

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IF I LOOKED BACK ON MY EARLY FLY FISHING DAYS AND HAD TO GRADE MY FISH FIGHTING SKILLS, IT WOULD YIELD A DISCOURAGING REPORT CARD. I lost way more fish than I actually landed during those first few years after picking up a fly rod. I'll...

The Belgian Cast

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A better fly cast for windy days. You know that feeling you get when you watch a school of bonefish swim away while you squirm and wrench your arm out of socket trying to get your fly out of your back? Yeah, me too. Casting with...

Keep a Backup Nymph Rig Ready

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Changing out flies on the water takes time but is often necessary to catch trout consistently all day. Keeping a pre-rigged tandem nymph rig ready to go, will allow you to quickly change out your flies from one hole to the next and save you critical...

The Reach Cast: Video

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The reach cast can be the difference between catching fish and not. All too often you find yourself casting across fast water to a rising trout on the far bank. It's a classic set up and one that can make you crazy. You land your...