Small Stream Recon Part II

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By Jason Tucker More tips on finding small streams that pay off big! For the sake of space we split the subject of small-stream recon into two parts. In the previous installment we discussed using state websites, online maps, printed maps and atlases, and guidebooks to find...



Make Better Roll Cast: Video

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It isn’t flashy, but a good roll cast will catch you a lot of fish you might otherwise miss. Roll casting is an essential skill for any angler, especially those targeting trout. Many of the mountain streams where trout live have little room for a backcast....



How To Get High Line Speed

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Casting in the salt is demanding at times, to say the least. To help fight those strong winds that affect your distance and accuracy you have to add as much controlled power as you can to the cast. This is absolutely crucial. Having high line speed helps...



Reach, Don’t Rip!

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One of the most common areas of needed improvement that I see with many anglers is line management. In fly fishing, line management is a big piece of the puzzle, and to be consistently successful you must improve upon these skills and develop good habits. One...



Sunday Classic / 3 Reasons Fly Fisherman Should Consider Wearing A Long-Bill Hat

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When I look at a long-bill hat, images of Ernest Hemingway, swinging wet flies on one of his favorite trout waters pops into my head. Next, I see the silhouette of the legendary fly fisherman and guide, Flip Pallot, with his masculine beard protruding beneath...