Should You Be Sharpening Your Hooks More?

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Casting all day long, searching for that beast of a brown. I'm giving it everything I've got. I know that's what it's going to take if I want a decent shot at landing a big mature brown trout. I'm looking for a 20 plus-incher and...



Leader Materials Revisited

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By Louis Cahill So which is actually stiffer, monofilament or fluorocarbon? A while back I wrote an article on understanding leaders. While talking about the different materials used in fly leaders I mentioned that mono is stiffer than fluorocarbon and I got called out in the...



Sunday Classic / A Tight Line Presentation is Key in Saltwater Fly Fishing

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SLACK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. When fly fishing in saltwater, keeping the slack out of the system is job one. Slack can cause missed fish, long distance release and even refusals. A tight line is key at every stage of the process, but many anglers overlook...



Search out the Small Water in the Big Water

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"Big water is much harder for us to dissect and visualize what we're fishing. You can't always see the fish you're fishing to and it's much harder for beginners to distinguish productive from unproductive water. When you find yourself in this situation and you're overwhelmed,...



Sunday Classic / Too Much Mending Can Ruin Your Drift

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One of the most critical techniques of fly fishing that anglers often lack knowledge in, is understanding how to properly mend fly line during the drift. If I tallied up all the time I spend each day instructing clients on various fly fishing techniques, teaching...