Sunday Classic / 3 Things I Learned By Not Catching A Permit

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I AM NOT A MASTER PERMIT FISHERMAN. I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY THE THING I ENJOY ABOUT IT. I like the challenge and if you're looking for a challenge, permit have one for you. While I don't consider myself an expert on the subject, I am learning...

Fly Fishing Lights at Night

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It's long been known by fishermen, that bright lights shining on the water at night create fishing hotspots. The lights attract plankton, which in turn, attracts the baitfish and other food sources that feed on them. Once you've got a good concentration of forage food hanging...

Top 10 Trout Flies For The American West

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I HAD A CLIENT COME INTO THE STORE THE OTHER DAY ASKING ME TO SET HIM UP WITH THE BEST PATTERNS FOR FISHING THE WEST. He was planning on traveling around Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana this summer and his goal was to put together a...

Sunday Classic / Tenkara, the new Bamboo

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A GUEST POST BY TIM HARRIS OF NORTHWEST-TENKARA.COM Fly fishing began in both the west and east with a long supple rod, a fixed line, a leader and a fly. This is how Dame Juliana Berners, Issac Walton and Japanese commercial fisherman fished. Time went by and...

Spey Casting Diagnostics Checklist

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By Jeff Hickman SPEY CASTING IS A PROCESS REQUIRING SEVERAL STEPS TO BE FULLY COMPLETED IN A SEQUENCE. To effectively and consistently make good spey casts you need to focus on these steps, especially when learning. But even veteran and advanced two-handed casters also need to focus...