Wiggle Bug For Silver Salmon

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Who doesn't love watching a big silver salmon rushing towards a fly and crushing it? I'll tell you who, an Alaskan guide who's already unhooked three dozen of them for the day. I used to really enjoy guiding first time silver clients in Alaska. You wouldn't believe...



Unhook Thyself! Safe, Painless Hook Removal

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IF YOU'VE BEEN THINKING, "I LOVE GINK AND GASOLINE BUT I WISH IT COULD BE MORE LIKE JACKASS", THEN TODAY IS THE DAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE! There are two kinds of fishermen. The ones who have hooked themselves and the ones who are about to....



Casting Distance Does Play A Factor In Success

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Saltwater fly fishing often calls for long accurate casts for the chance of success, and quite often it holds just as true on your favorite trout streams. Of the countless hours I’ve spent guiding my trout clients the past ten years, I’ve witnessed over and...



Johnny’s Shark

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A perfect cast right on the big shark's nose gets nothing but a sniff and a refusal. In a low and stoic voice the guide says, "the fish ain't gonna eat if he don't smell blood". Johnny Spilane gives him a hard look, takes his fly...



Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Fly Casting

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Are you finding that you're lacking distance and falling short of your target with your fly casting? Is your power and line speed insufficient? If the answer is yes, I bet you're also getting a fair amount of tailing loops or dreaded wind knots aren't you?...