How to Fly Fish Straight Sections of Trout Water

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By Kent Klewein We all love to fish the bends of a river but what do we do in the straightaways? It's your lucky day. You've somehow managed to get away from your busy work schedule and find time to spend a few days fly fishing for...

Sunday Classic / 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...

Sunday Classic / Dreaming of Steelhead

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I WOKE THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT DREAMING THAT I WAS FISHING FOR STEELHEAD. Not epic, fish hoisting, hero shoting, steelhead fishing but, ass backwards, pointless, penitent steelhead fishing. Swinging tiny flies on floating lines in the turbid, chocolate waters of spring run off (and this is...

Don’t Fly Fish With One Arm If you Have Two

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BETTER HIGH-STICKING TECHNIQUE Now that I've got your attention, let's talk about how important it is when high-sticking a fly rod to always utilize both of your arms during your drift. Perfect line management while high-sticking, often boils down to managing inches of fly line and...

Understanding Fly Line Tapers and Diagrams

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Buying a fly line doesn't have to be a leap of faith. For many anglers, fly lines and their characteristics are a huge mystery. They know that different fly lines cast differently and that some suit their needs or casting styles better than others but...