3 Reasons Not To False Cast

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Most fly anglers do too much false casting. False casting is almost a nervous habit for many fly fishers. It’s also a bad habit. Excessive false casting is not only unnecessary, it will cost you fish. Although I’m thinking specifically about saltwater fly fishing, the same...



Sunday Classic / Respect Thy Tarpon Guide

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I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding in...



Fly Fishing Tips for Stocked Trout

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My first memory of bringing a trout to hand with a fly rod took place back in the spring of 1990, on a seasonal trout stream, located 45 minutes north of Atlanta, GA. It was a far cry from a trophy trout at 10-inches, but...



Book Review — How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea 

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Reviewed by Captain John Byron, U.S. Navy (Retired) We fishing folk are looking at water constantly.  From the bow of a flats boat. Deep in the river carefully shuffling over rocks. From the beach in the surf searching for stripers or snook or searuns.  But do we really...



Eleven Tips to Increase Your Sight Fishing Success

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By Devin Olsen Last December I took a fly-fishing trip to the South Island of New Zealand. It’s a trip I’ve been wanting to make since I was 14 years old. New Zealand is certainly not a secret destination for untouched wilderness fishing anymore. The lure of...