Spey Casting Diagnostics Checklist

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By Jeff Hickman SPEY CASTING IS A PROCESS REQUIRING SEVERAL STEPS TO BE FULLY COMPLETED IN A SEQUENCE. To effectively and consistently make good spey casts you need to focus on these steps, especially when learning. But even veteran and advanced two-handed casters also need to focus...

My Tenkara Fix

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By Justin Pickett We had hardly settled into the lodge in Patagonia and already I’m itching to wet a line. There is a pond in front of the main lodge, with a small stream meandering through the backside of the property, as well as the Chimehuin River...

8 Tips On Photographing Fish Without Harming Them

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You can take better photos of the fish you catch and still practice good Catch-and-Release. Is the fly fishing media turning anglers off to catch-and-release? I received a pretty agitated email form a reader the other day. Thankfully, he was not responding to anything written here...

The Avalon Fly- Video

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Wherever you find permit, you’ll find the Avalon. This innovative crab pattern is a staple in most saltwater boxes. The Avalon made its name as a permit fly but it works well for bonefish and likely many other saltwater species. It has a life-like action and...

Putting Your Rod Tip In The Water Can Be A Game Changer

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When a strong fish runs hard downstream too quickly for you to follow, you find yourself at a disadvantage. With the fish directly downstream, the angle of the hook in the fish's mouth is perilous. Any thrashing or head shaking on the part of the...