Why All Fly Anglers Should Be Watching Their Back Cast

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By Kent Klewein NO FLY ANGLER SHOULD EVER FEEL ASHAMED TO WATCH HIS/HER BACK CAST WHEN FLY FISHING. In fact, if you make a habit of consistently watching your back cast, you'll become a much better fly caster overtime and catch a good deal more fish when...

3 Ways to Improve Your Fly Casting on the Flats

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About ten years ago, I embarked on my first international saltwater fly fishing trip, with a couple Texas boys I'd previously met while chasing peacock bass in the Amazon. The saltwater trip took place down in Mexico, specifically the Ascension Bay area. Our primary target...

Sunday Classic / 4 Tips for Making Better Backhand Presentations

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MOST OF THE ANGLERS THAT I RUN INTO ON THE RIVER, WHO ARE BEGINNERS OR OF INTERMEDIATE SKILL LEVEL, SEEM TO ALWAYS HAVE A BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTHS WHEN IT COMES TO PRESENTING THEIR FLIES DURING THEIR BACKCAST. For whatever reason, anglers that fall into...

Fly Casting Tip: Don’t Ride the Brakes During Your Casting Stroke

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Are you finding that you’re lacking distance and falling short of your target with your fly casting? Is your power and line speed insufficient? If the answer is yes, I bet you’re also getting a fair amount of tailing loops or dreaded wind knots aren’t...

Sunday’s Classic / 4 Tips to Get You Roll Casting Like a Pro

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You've just spotted a big head break the surface on the far bank, gulping down a struggling mayfly drifting in the foam. The excitement of discovering the trophy trout feeding triggers your body's adrenaline glands, and almost instantly, you feel your heart begin to pound,...