Sunday Classic / Relax, Read the Water and Believe

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Sometimes, wanting too much can get you in trouble on the water. If you set your goals too high and lose sight of the real reason you're out there in the first place (to be blessed with catching a few fish and relaxing), before...

Should You Be Sharpening Your Hooks More?

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Casting all day long, searching for that beast of a brown. I'm giving it everything I've got. I know that's what it's going to take if I want a decent shot at landing a big mature brown trout. I'm looking for a 20 plus-incher and...

Sunday Classic / A Tight Line Presentation is Key in Saltwater Fly Fishing

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SLACK IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. When fly fishing in saltwater, keeping the slack out of the system is job one. Slack can cause missed fish, long distance release and even refusals. A tight line is key at every stage of the process, but many anglers overlook...

Search out the Small Water in the Big Water

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"Big water is much harder for us to dissect and visualize what we're fishing. You can't always see the fish you're fishing to and it's much harder for beginners to distinguish productive from unproductive water. When you find yourself in this situation and you're overwhelmed,...

Spey Casting With The Non-Dominant Hand on Top

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By Jeff Hickman SOMETIMES YOU LEARN SOMETHING VALUABLE COMPLEETLY BY ACCIDENT. Last Summer I was on the phone with a good friend and regular client catching up. He was bummed to not be able to fish during his favorite Fall season due to a major shoulder surgery...