3 Bad Habits That Lose Big Fish

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By Louis Cahill Tired of hooking big fish just to lose them in the fight? This came up the other day when I was fishing with a buddy. Like too many anglers, he’d been losing big fish, one after the next, over the same simple mistakes. It...



Look At It From The Fish’s Point Of View

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Light affects what fish see and how they eat. I am teaching a young man to fly fish. We have fished well past sundown. There is only a band of warm red along the horizon giving way to a glowing blue sky. A bright moon and...



Presenting A Fly With Your Back Cast Is Like Being Ambidextrous

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LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT I THINK IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-RATED SALTWATER FLY CASTS. THE BACK CAST PRESENTATION. Imagine being ambidextrous and never having to worry about what direction the wind is blowing. That's what a back cast presentation can do for you. Using your...



A More Effective Indicator Setup For Fast, Deep Water: Video

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Here are two techniques for more effective fly-fishing in deep, fast water. Indicator fishing with nymphs can be a very effective way to target trout in deep water. Still, it can be a challenge to get your flies in front of the fish, when the water...



Don’t Lead Me On: Tippet Length For Dry Flies

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By: Alice Tesar Dry fly season is upon us and the shop is filled with folks wondering why the fish aren’t interested in their dry flies.  Yes, it is important to get the correct flies but equally as important is your leader and tippet. The biggest mistake...