Tim Rajeff on Understanding Fly Rod Action

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Fly rod action can be confusing, especially for the beginner. Terms like fast and slow, tip flex and mid flex, which we use to describe the action of a rod can be vague to the uninitiated. When it comes time to choose a rod that's right...

The CDC Blood Midge

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MIDGE PATTERNS CAN BE REMARKABLY EFFECTIVE FOR TROUT. Depending on how you count them there could be over a thousand species of midge. That's a lot of choices for the discerning trout. There are almost as many choices for the angler and a midge obsession can...

Limit False Casting to Improve Your Casting Stroke

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When we first start out fly fishing and we're still learning the mechanics of the casting stroke, it's very common for many of us to make excessive false casts in between our presentations. For some of us, excessive false casting is an excuse to impart...

The Sharp End of the Boat

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By David Grossman LOOKING BACK ON MY FEW SUCCESSES AND MANY FAILURES, THE THIN LINE BETWEEN THE TWO WAS USUALLY MENTAL. There are plenty of folks more qualified to talk about knots, casting, tides, and the thousands of other factors that go into becoming a proficient saltwater...

Assault on Omaha Beach, a Study in Finding Carp

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How to locate carp on new water, that are accessible to a flyrodder. I’ve been banging around ideas in my head for how to write a piece describing the best way to locate carp. Frankly, I've been struggling a little bit. The problem is, I can...