Fly Fishing Tip: Mend Your Strike Indicator to Increase Your Drag-Free Drift

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IS THERE EVER A TIME, WHEN NYMPHING, THAT IT CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO LIFT THE STRIKE INDICATOR OUT OF THE WATER DURING A MEND? When I first started learning the art of mending fly line, I constantly struggled with keeping my striking indicator and dry fly...



How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

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Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break...



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...



8 Common Fly Line Mending Mistakes

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I spend the majority of my time teaching fly casting when guiding my clients, but the art of mending fly line is a close second.   A perfect cast can quickly become obsolete if you don't understand the concept of mending fly line. When mending is...



What’s Correct, Left or Right Hand Retreive?

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I cast right handed so I should reel with my left hand right? Ask a saltwater guide and 95% of them will tell you the correct way is to always reel with your dominant hand. Ask a trout fisherman and most will say you should reel...