Fly Casting Tip: Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Casting Stroke

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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...



Sunday’s Classic / Wood is Good

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Anytime I come across any sort of wood on the water while trout fishing, whether it's a log jam, isolated root ball, or just a low overhanging tree, I always take the time to fish around it. Wood offers trout cover and safety which are...



Saturday Shoutout / MichiganFly “Experience”

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This week we bring you some very wise words from Michiganfly.com on what draws fly fishermen to the sport and the magnificent memories and meaning that fly fishing brings to each of our lives. I finish every post I write on Gink & Gasoline with...



The Reward of Finding and Catching Fish All on Your Own

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Being a guide, it's safe to say that I'm a little biased when it comes to how valuable I feel having a guide on hand is for the average fly angler. Most of us don't have the time with our busy work schedules to spend...



Fly Fishing: Swinging Streamers for Trout in Deep Water

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Most streamer fisherman out there would agree that pounding the river banks with a streamer will catch trout just about anywhere. If you're willing to put in the time and hard work, eventually you'll be rewarded with a big fish. During high water flows on...