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...

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...

So I tried to go fishing today….Twice

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I had it all planned out. Kayak loaded. Gear prepped. Rods rigged. Alarm set. The next morning was free of obligations, so, naturally, I planned to do some local fishing. I had debated between a couple of local pieces of water. The early morning topwater bite...

Sunday Classic / Caring for Bamboo Fly Rods

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I've had several folks request some content on making simple repairs to bamboo fly rods. I fully intend to to that for you, but it means that I have to find the time to get in the shop. That seems unreasonably difficult these days. Before...

Fixing Line Twist: Video

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A day floating the river can turn into frustration when your running line starts to tangle. There are lots of reasons fly lines get twisted. The most common is being rolled under foot in the bottom of the boat. However it happens, it's a mess of...