Sunday Classic / 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...

Fly Fishing with Stealth – 8 Common Mistakes

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How often to you think anglers miss opportunities catching trout because of the lack of stealth? The more educated trout populations are in a stream, river or lake you're fly fishing, the more important it is for fly anglers to mimic the way a hunter...

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...

Sunday Classic / Redneck Driftboating

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Yes, someone actually took the time to build this pathetic hybrid driftboat/soap box car. Louis and I found it snagged on a shallow riffle and abandoned on my home tailwater the other day. It was comprised of two ten gallon sealed water canisters at the...

Sunday Classic / How to Fly Fish Straight Sections of Trout Water

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It's your lucky day. You've somehow managed to get away from your busy work schedule and find time to spend a few days fly fishing for beautiful cutthroat trout out west. You've brought several trout to hand fishing a series of S-bends, and you feel like...