Sunday Classic / The Finer Points of the Ready Position

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I'VE TALKED ABOUT THE READY POSITION BEFORE BUT IN TEACHING THE BONEFISH 101 PRIMER ON OUR TRIP TO ANDROS SOUTH, IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT SOME OF THE FINER POINTS BEAR REPEATING OR AT LEAST MORE THOROUGH EXPLANATION. A good ready position is vital in making...

Light Where You Need It

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THE SUN HAS DIPPED BELOW THE HORIZON AND THE EVENING CHILL IS IN THE AIR. You've got maybe thirty more minutes to fish if you push it. The hatch is on and you can hear fish rising all around you as you struggle in the waning...

Fly Fishing the Trico Hatch & Spinner Fall

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The first major spinner fall that I ever witnessed and had the pleasure of fishing took place many years ago on the South Platte River in Colorado. I'll never forget the excitement I felt as I watched countless trico spinners floating downstream in the surface...

Sunday Classic / Search out the Small Water in the Big Water

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"Big water is much harder for us to dissect and visualize what we're fishing. You can't always see the fish you're fishing to and it's much harder for beginners to distinguish productive from unproductive water. When you find yourself in this situation and you're overwhelmed,...

Fly Rod Grip – Keep it Consistent

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A common mistake that I see with many of my first timers is they fail to keep a consistent fly rod grip when they're first learning how to cast a fly rod. Without notice, they often shuffle their rod hand around on the cork, which...