3 Counterintuitive things tenkara has shown me

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By Daniel Galhardo Tenkara has taught and old dog some new tricks. Since I started learning tenkara, it’s become obvious to me, that regardless of how intuitive the method is to the novice fly angler, some parts of tenkara are likely counterintuitive to the experienced fly angler. HERE...

Beginner Series: Fly Lines, Leaders, and Tippet

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By Justin Pickett So you’ve decided to dive into the world of fly fishing and need to outfit your new rod and reel purchase with a fly line, leaders and spools of tippet. Does it matter what line you get? And what about leaders? What the hell...

Shooting Line In The Backcast Is A Skill Every Fly Angler Needs

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THERE ARE A LOT OF MOVING PARTS IN A FLY CAST. There's a lot of talk about the double haul and the tight loop, and there should be, they are hugely important skills that every angler should practice. It always surprises me, however, how many experienced...

Catch More Fish By Listening To Vinyl

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Is there a link between vinyl records and fly fishing? I'm prepared to make a completely unreasonable argument. Whether or not you agree with it, it might actually help you catch more fish. If not, it will absolutely make for a better music listening experience. What...

Fear And Loathing On The Water

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WHEN THINGS GO BADLY, YOU'VE GOT TO STAY POSITIVE AND TURN YOUR TRIP AROUND. The sky is clear. Mangrove leaves glow in early morning sun. Dirty brown water floods the mud flats of Delacroix, Louisiana. I take in the view from the poling platform while struggling...