Three Tips for Casting in the Wind

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By Bruce Chard WHEN YOU'RE FLY FISHING IN SALTWATER THERE IS ALMOST ALWAYS WIND. Saltwater fly fishing demands your A-game. Your presentations have to be spot on and when the wind is howling, it will test your angling mettle. If you're new to the game, it's intimidating...



11 Tips for Correctly Presenting Your Fly To Tarpon

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Anyone who's fly fished for tarpon has probably experienced how easy it is to present the fly incorrectly. If you miss your target, even by just a little bit, it can drastically lower your chances for getting a tarpon to eat. Cast the fly too close,...



Forget The Wind: Tips for Fly Casting in the Wind

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By Louis Cahill Fly casting in the wind is just fly casting…in the wind. “Ok, so I’m in my ready position, and the wind is blowing on my right side…” The question came from an angler at this year’s January Bonefish School. I didn’t need to hear any...



Choosing a line for your switch rod Part 2: Choosing a line

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Before we talk about specific lines and how they fish, let’s take a minute to understand the switch rod. If you have not read “Part 1: Understanding lines and line tapers” you can find it HERE. I think you will find the information helpful. The...



New Treatment for Casters Elbow

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Ok, it tennis elbow but it might as easily be casters elbow. If you've spent much time on the cork end of a fly rod you've felt that burning in the elbow. Probably while you were fighting a big fish. That's when it usually gets me....