Saturday Shoutout / Poncho

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Catching giant steelhead with a pet chicken. The only thing more special than catching a wild steelhead is doing it with the one you love. Sharing the passion with someone special is what fly fishing is all about. It’s a thrill you can feel in your...



Sunday Classic / Get A Better Grip On The Spey Rod

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ALL FLY CASTING IS ABOUT CONTROL AND TIMING, NOT POWER. This is never more true than in Spey casting. Perhaps because there are more moving parts to a Spey cast, rod and line control are crucial. This is especially challenging for the beginner whose muscle memory...



River Of Dreams

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By Louis Cahill I DREAM OF WAKING IN A FOREST. Or where a forest had been, now sooty black. Smoke swirls, orange eyes peer from hunks of coal. Charred trees accuse the sky. White ashes whirl in the air, angels lifted to heaven. I've slept through some...



My Spey Debacle/Two Handed Conundrum

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By Brian Kozminski I am a newbie. As in I have only cast a two handed rod a few times for Steelhead on the lower Manistee River.  Completely foreign and looking to establish at least some credibility in the Spey Casting World of Fly Rods. I have...



Fear And Loathing On The Water

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WHEN THINGS GO BADLY, YOU'VE GOT TO STAY POSITIVE AND TURN YOUR TRIP AROUND. The sky is clear. Mangrove leaves glow in early morning sun. Dirty brown water floods the mud flats of Delacroix, Louisiana. I take in the view from the poling platform while struggling...