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...



Choosing a line for your switch rod Part one: Understanding lines and line tapers

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SO YOU BOUGHT A SWITCH ROD...NOW WHAT? The idea behind the switch rod is simple. What if you could have the best of both worlds? What if you were nymphing under an indicator but you had the length of a Spey rod to highstick? What if...



Sunday’s Classic / The Fish That Took Three Anglers to Land

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I'll never forget the epic battle that took place between three anglers and a trophy salmonid one freezing December morning in 2010. I was having the time of my life on a steelhead fishing trip with my great friends Louis Cahill and Murphy Kane. We...