Spey Casting, The Sweep

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Tired, lost, in a funk, something amiss about your spey cast? When my fishing is dissolving into a casting malfunction and in frustration an early start to cocktail hour seems like a good idea; I just tell myself, lift, sweep, set, circle up and pull...

Elevate Yourself to Increase the Distance You Can High-Stick

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Most of the time when your fly fishing for trout, the last thing you want to do is elevate yourself. In most scenarios, that will usually do more harm than good, by increasing the chances of trout spotting you and spooking. Notice I said "most...

Pothole Fish With John I Missed

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By Dan Frasier IN SOME WAYS IT WAS THE SECOND DAY OF MY FOUR-DAY TRIP TO THE COLUMBIA RIVER. In a more meaningful way, this was early on day one. My first day in Portland was spent doing one of those things that seemed worthwhile at the...

The Orvis Helios 2 One Piece, Not What I Expected

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The Helios 2 is one of my favorite rods of the last few years. I fish the H-2 in a couple of different weights, for a couple of different types of fly fishing. The 9' 4 weight has become my go-to dry fly rod and all-around...

Sunday Classic / Redneck Driftboating

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Yes, someone actually took the time to build this pathetic hybrid driftboat/soap box car. Louis and I found it snagged on a shallow riffle and abandoned on my home tailwater the other day. It was comprised of two ten gallon sealed water canisters at the...