Better Bonefish Retrieve

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So you’ve found yourself a bonefish and you’ve made that big cast into the wind, now what? The propped retrieve is key to success. There are several things keep in mind. The speed and length of the strip, keeping slack out of the system. And...

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...

Switch Rods for Steelhead

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OK, I admit it. I’ve been all about steelhead lately. Can you blame me? Steelhead are addictive and they ruin some guys but so far I’m resisting the urge to move into a shack on a river in the Pacific North West and instead I’m...

Tying Steelhead Flies That Work, The Sid Fishious

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 Tying steelhead flies can be a bit mystifying. If you’ve been tying trout flies for a while and are just getting started on steelhead flies there are some important differences. I know that my first steelhead flies were way too heavy and the hook was...

The In-Law’s Bass Pond

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“The pond was full of those great lily pads, and I guess that’s where the problem started.”   I guess I should be happy, but I’m not. Ever since my in-laws moved to South Carolina the compulsory visits have had a silver lining. I discovered a...