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...

10 Tips For Targeting Rising Trout With Terrestrials

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One of my favorite times of the year to fly fish for trout is when I'm able to target rising fish with terrestrials. It's always a breath of fresh air when I'm able to leave the nymph box at the truck in exchange for my terrestrial...

Fly Fishing Tip: Check Your Rig For Tangles and Unwanted Debris

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The other day, guiding two anglers, I learned a valuable lesson of how important it can be to regularly check fly rigs throughout the day. One of my clients had just landed a nice trout, so I told him to wade up and fish...

Fly Fishing: Swinging Streamers for Trout in Deep Water

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Most streamer fisherman out there would agree that pounding the river banks with a streamer will catch trout just about anywhere. If you're willing to put in the time and hard work, eventually you'll be rewarded with a big fish. During high water flows on...

Wood is Good

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Target Woody structure and catch more fish. "Wood is good", shouted Sam Cornelius manning the oars, as I concentrated on drifting my flesh pattern against the never ending medley of wood snags along the Togiak River banks in Alaska, back in 2006. "When ever you see...