Fly Fishing: Is There a Time When Anglers Should Admit Defeat and Move On?

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IS THERE EVER A TIME WHEN AN ANGLER SHOULD ADMIT DEFEAT FROM A TROUT, PAY HIS/HER RESPECTS AND MOVE ON? We've all been there before, sight-fishing to a trophy trout, only to have it ignore our flies time and time again. An hour or more can...

10 Tips to Keep You Catching Fish During Your Fly Fishing Travels

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It's easy to get out of your game when you're traveling and fly fishing a new piece of water. It has happened to me plenty of times, where I find myself fly fishing and going against all my fishing catching principles. Stick to what works for...

How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

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Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break...

8 Common Fly Line Mending Mistakes

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I spend the majority of my time teaching fly casting when guiding my clients, but the art of mending fly line is a close second.   A perfect cast can quickly become obsolete if you don't understand the concept of mending fly line. When mending is...

Fly Fishing, Always Have a Plan B

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Just about every fisherman out there is probably familiar with the saying, "never leave fish to find fish". I live religiously by this common sense fishing advice. It's saved my butt many days on the water guiding, and keeps me from straying away from productive...