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...



4 Tips for Making Better Backhand Presentations

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MOST OF THE ANGLERS THAT I RUN INTO ON THE RIVER, THAT ARE BEGINNERS OR OF INTERMEDIATE SKILL LEVEL, SEEM TO ALWAYS HAVE A BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTHS WHEN IT COMES TO PRESENTING THEIR FLIES DURING THEIR BACKCAST. For whatever reason, anglers that fall into...



The Reach Cast: Video

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The reach cast can be the difference between catching fish and not. All too often you find yourself casting across fast water to a rising trout on the far bank. It's a classic set up and one that can make you crazy. You land your...



Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Fly Casting

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Are you finding that you're lacking distance and falling short of your target with your fly casting? Is your power and line speed insufficient? If the answer is yes, I bet you're also getting a fair amount of tailing loops or dreaded wind knots aren't you?...



Saturday Shoutout / Tom Bell Rod Testing

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Tom Bell of Sunray Fly Lines is one of a kind. If you’ve cast Tom’s Sunray Lines, you’re likely a fan. Tom is a kind of a mad scientist and one of the most frenetic individuals I’ve ever met. Spend a few minutes talking with him...