Go Slow Mo Fo

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By Jeff Hickman Ask any Spey casting coach or steelhead guide what they find themselves saying most often during the day and most likely it's the words, "slow down". I have often joked about just getting a tape recorder to say it for me on repeat. But...

Sunday Classic / Anchor Placement When Space Is Tight

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You could write a book about anchor placement in Spey casting. In fact, I feel sure several have been written. Rightfully so, since anchor placement is the foundation on which a good Spey cast is built. For those who are not aware, the anchor is where...

Saturday Shoutout / The Cobra Eats

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THE LIMP COBRA IS A GREAT FLY FISHING SITE FROM FRANCE (don't worry they post in English) which shares some fun and interesting content. It's run by Marc Fauvet who teaches casting and fly tying. The site is named for one of his signature casts. Here are...

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...

Speyitis

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By Jeff Hickman THE MOST COMMON FISHING PROBLEM I SEE AMONG SPEY FISHERS WHO CAN CAST WELL IS OVER CASTING. I refer to this plague as Speyitis. Just because you can cast all the way across the river doesn't mean that you should all the time. I...