New Treatment for Casters Elbow

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Ok, it tennis elbow but it might as easily be casters elbow. If you've spent much time on the cork end of a fly rod you've felt that burning in the elbow. Probably while you were fighting a big fish. That's when it usually gets me....

The Ultimate Cold Stopping Fleece Buff

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MY FLEECE BUFF IS THE ONE PIECE OF GEAR I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. That became all too clear to me when the temperature plunged into the single digits and I realized I had misplaced my fleece buff. It's my winter fly fishing equivalent of Tony...

Beating the Winter Blues

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By Kevin Howell AS I TRAVEL AROUND TO FISHING SHOWS I OFTEN HEAR PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT WANTING TO GET ON THE STREAM AND GO FISHING ONCE IT WARMS UP. In reality, some of the best fishing of the year, here in the Southern Appalachians, takes place in...

DIY Fly Line Loop with Step-by-Step Instructions

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Most fly lines these days already come with welded loops at the ends for the easy attachment of backing and leaders. If you fish as much as I do though, eventually they get worn out and need to be replaced. Most anglers just use a...

Is Your Steelhead Fly fishing Or Just Swinging?

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By Louis Cahill IS YOUR FLY FISHING FOR THE ENTIRE SWING? Many anglers who successfully swing flies for steelhead could be catching even more fish by improving their swing. Steelheading is all about taking advantage of every opportunity and it's pretty common for anglers to waste as...