It’s Good To Be The Hero…I Guess?

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By Louis Cahill Everybody wants to catch the big fish. The skiff glides over the flat calm water, running from the dark of night into the blue and pink Rorschach test of the coming dawn. Every few minutes Jessie Regestor, our guide, kills the throttle and makes...



Posture Matters For Fly Casting

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How many times did your mother tell you to stand up straight? Well, I’m guessing she wasn’t a casting instructor. Almost every time I work with anglers on their casting, we end up talking about posture. I realize that fishing is a leisure activity, but fly...



Cool Shots at Bonefish

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WHAT MAKES A REWARDING BONEFISH TRIP. It's hard to fly off to an exotic location for a week of fishing without having a goal, or at least some expectations. The first can be dangerous and the second disastrous. Still, one or the other is generally present...



What Cataracts Have Taught Me About Seeing Fish

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There’s more to spotting fish than having good eyes, so don't assume you can't see them. I’m used to being told I have good eyes. Among anglers, that means the ability to spot fish. In truth, I have never had good eyes. I’ve worn glasses my...



Keep Your Flies Below Your Eyes

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By Justin Pickett The dense canopies of the southeastern streams that I grew up on have groomed my casting stroke over the years. Favoring function over style, I adopted a low, sidearm casting stroke that has served me well over the years. For my clients that haven’t...