Eleven Tips to Increase Your Sight Fishing Success

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By Devin Olsen Last December I took a fly-fishing trip to the South Island of New Zealand. It’s a trip I’ve been wanting to make since I was 14 years old. New Zealand is certainly not a secret destination for untouched wilderness fishing anymore. The lure of...



Making  A Rattan Fly Rod Grip, Part 1: Video

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There’s nothing quite as classic as a well made Rattan grip on a fly rod. In addition to being beautiful, a rattan grip has a great feel in the hand. It’s the finishing touch that sets off a rod build and makes it just a little...



Cataract Surgery Update And Smith Optics Giveaway

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By Louis Cahill I’m half way through the process of replacing my eye’s natural lenses and doing well. Here’s an update and a fun way for you to win a pair of Smith Optics fishing glasses. First, let me say thanks for all of the well wishes...



12 Tips for Taking Awesome Fishing Photos

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WANT TO TAKE BETTER FLY FISHING PHOTOS? Just the other day one our Facebook followers asked if I would post some tips for taking better fishing photos. I've written a good bit on the subject, but the articles are scattered across the site. I thought this...



Bonefish Beginner

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By Bob Reece After twenty five years of fly fishing for freshwater species, I recently threw my first casts into salt water.  As is always the case, hindsight is 20/20.  While I had plenty of success, there are several things that I wish I would have done...