Don’t Get Stuck in a Fly Fishing Rut

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I see this simple mistake keep anglers from catching fish with startling regularity. I was invited on a float trip recently and witnessed a remarkably common pattern, which may have greatly limited the number of fish brought to the boat. My fishing partner and I were...

Your Odds Go Way Up When You See The Fish

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Seeing fish equals catching fish. More than casting. More than fly selection. More than any other skill, one thing separates highly effective anglers. The ability to see fish. I don't care if it's tarpon or trout, bonefish or bass, seeing the fish is the best first step...

Nobody Wants To See Your Rotting Corpse

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THIS IS WHY MY HERO SHOTS WILL ALWAYS LOOK BETTER THAN YOURS! I try not to do this. To give up on a well-reasoned argument and turn to an angry rant, but once in a while I can't help myself. I'm sick and tired of opening...

Facebook, A Matter of Life and Death

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"Gone Fishing! Great way to start the New Year with a little father / son outing." That's what Harry Murray's Facebook status read on New Year's day. I was thrilled, and confused. You see, I had heard through the fly fishing grapevine the Harry had passed...

The Magic of Soft Hackles

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SOFT HACKLES ARE THE SHARKS OF THE FLY BOX. Like the shark, the soft hackle is one of the oldest of its ilk, and like those ancient predators, it has evolved very little from its inception. Like the shark, it is a deadly design that could...