4 Tips for Making Better Backhand Presentations

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MOST OF THE ANGLERS THAT I RUN INTO ON THE RIVER, THAT ARE BEGINNERS OR OF INTERMEDIATE SKILL LEVEL, SEEM TO ALWAYS HAVE A BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTHS WHEN IT COMES TO PRESENTING THEIR FLIES DURING THEIR BACKCAST. For whatever reason, anglers that fall into...

Don’t Get Mad, Get Even

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Five long years had past since I'd last set foot on a flats boat in the Florida Keys. My previous trip I had left the keys vowing to not return until I was a more capable saltwater fly fisher. A few things were in my favor...

Tarpon on the Fly: 10 Rookie Mistakes

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I'll never forget heading down to the Florida Keys for my first fishing trip for tarpon on the fly. Cruise control set and adrenaline pumping through my veins, that fifteen hour drive south only felt like it took four hours. My rookie confidence was overflowing,...

The Tennessee Bacon

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This big bite of lard fried southern trout streamer is too good to resist. I've seen the TN Bacon in action and I'm a believer. Big brown trout just can't resist taking a bite. Created for eastern Tennessee tailgaters like the South Holston, this fly catches...

Rev Up Your Double Haul During Practice!

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By Justin Pickett Practice your casting. Practice your casting. Practice your casting! That’s what any good flats guide will tell you prior to stepping foot on the bow of his or her boat. And if you’re smart, you will do just that. After all, you didn’t spend...