The Salt Water Quick Cast

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One of the most crucial skills in salt water fly fishing is shooting line. Everything happens quickly on the flats and the angler who can put is fly on a fish sixty feet from the boat with only two false casts will have a distinct advantage. It's...

A Team Approach To Landing Big Fish

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WHEN LANDING A BIG FISH YOU NEED THE DECK STACKED IN YOUR FAVOR. On my recent trip to Alaska West, I hade ample opportunity to practice big fish landing skills. We fished from the boat a good bit and it seemed like every five minutes we...

Tiger Trout

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Wild tiger trout may be the rarest of the trout family. They are a hybrid of a female brown trout and a male brook trout. They are distinctive, the dark modeled pattern of a brook trout's back extending down their sides to their belly. This bold...

Changing Your Mind About The Off Shoulder Spey Cast

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By Louis Cahill Most anglers, myself included, struggle with making a spey cast off their non-dominant side. As a right-handed caster, it has always felt unnatural for me to cast off my left shoulder. It’s almost the two-handed equivalent of casting left handed. Because it feels awkward,...

Don’t Get Stuck in a Fly Fishing Rut

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I see this simple mistake keep anglers from catching fish with startling regularity. I was invited on a float trip recently and witnessed a remarkably common pattern, which may have greatly limited the number of fish brought to the boat. My fishing partner and I were...