The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...

Don’t Get Bold Feet!

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By Justin Pickett A few weeks ago I was sitting on the back of my jeep, getting ready to hit the water. Just like any other day, I grabbed my rods and rigged them up first and laid them across the roof. I tossed my fly boxes...

Trout Of Japan

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by Daniel Galhardo "THE SEA-RUN FORM ASCENDS RIVERS OF JAPAN IN MAY WHEN CHERRY TREES ARE IN BLOOM AND THEREFORE IS KNOWN AS THE SAKURA MASU, OR CHERRY SALMON". As part of my mission of spreading the tenkara story to anglers outside of Japan, I have made...

Sunday Classic / Limit False Casting to Improve Your Casting Stroke

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When we first start out fly fishing and we're still learning the mechanics of the casting stroke, it's very common for many of us to make excessive false casts in between our presentations. For some of us, excessive false casting is an excuse to impart...

Sunday Classic / Six Cutties in a Hot Tub

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Are you fixing to head out west for an exciting trout fishing trip? If yes, and you plan to do some wade fishing, pay close attention to water levels before you decide on where to start your days fishing. Recently, Louis and I visited the...