My Early Christmas Gift of Fly Fishing With Tom Dorsey

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As a kid growing up, my Mother always allowed us kids to open up one Christmas present early every year. I'm not sure if it was a holiday tradition that she'd carried on from her own childhood or something she started after she was blessed...



Sunday’s Classic / 4 Tips to Get You Roll Casting Like a Pro

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You've just spotted a big head break the surface on the far bank, gulping down a struggling mayfly drifting in the foam. The excitement of discovering the trophy trout feeding triggers your body's adrenaline glands, and almost instantly, you feel your heart begin to pound,...



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...



Fly Casting Tip – Rely On Muscle Memory for Difficult Casts

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Visiting Yahoo today to check my emails, one of the headline articles titled "Why We Choke When All Is on the Line" caught my attention. As I read the article, it reminded me of a lesson I learned a long time ago as a guide,...



Saturday Shoutout / Outsmarting Fish, Chronicles of Cod & HatchMag

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This week's Saturday Shoutout we bring you three fly fishing reads. The first, is about a lake that I've been dreaming about fly fishing for years, famous for its giant rainbow trout. The second, is a short read that talks about the feelings we...