Sunday Classic / Better Posture For Line Speed

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REMEMBER WHEN YOUR MOTHER TOLD YOU TO STAND UP STRAIGHT? Yeah, forget all that. Posture matters but so few people think about the basics, like how they stand when they cast. The basics are exactly what makeup great casting technique so today Bruce is going to...

Bruce Chard’s Palolo Worm

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THE PALOLO WORM HATCH IN THE FLORIDA KEYS TRULY MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED. Tarpon go completely crazy when these bright red worms pour out of the sand by the millions. The fish gorge themselves on worms and quite a few of those worms are...

Sunday Classic / Bruce Chard’s Double Haul Drill

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Today begins a special five part video tutorial on building blinding line speed. Line speed is the most important component in successful salt water fly fishing. There's plenty of finesse involved but line speed is the cost of admission. If you can't build the speed...

Fly Fishing: Respect Thy Tarpon Guide

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I respect tarpon guides a great deal. As a trout guide, I run into many of the same struggles they do on the water, but tarpon guides have to deal with managing them at the extreme level. They spend their days on the water guiding...

Sunday Classic / Saltwater Fly Fishing: Don’t Get Mad, Get Even

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Five long years had past, since I'd last set foot on a flats boat in the Florida Keys. After my previous trip, I had left the keys vowing to not return, until I was a more capable saltwater fly fisherman. Good news for me, a...