8 Common Mistakes Anglers Make Fighting Trout

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IF I LOOKED BACK ON MY EARLY FLY FISHING DAYS AND HAD TO GRADE MY FISH FIGHTING SKILLS, IT WOULD YIELD A DISCOURAGING REPORT CARD. I lost way more fish than I actually landed during those first few years after picking up a fly rod. I'll...

Sunday Classic / Thank You God for the Terrestrial Season

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bout this time every year, when I'm starting to get run down from guiding, the terrestrial season arrives, and I'm blessed with a second wind. I'm always astonished at how the presence of terrestrials can make my familiar trout waters seem so fresh and new...

The Reach Cast: Video

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The reach cast can be the difference between catching fish and not. All too often you find yourself casting across fast water to a rising trout on the far bank. It's a classic set up and one that can make you crazy. You land your...

Sunday Classic / Falling in Love Again, With My Winston

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I DON'T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. I HAVE NO EXCUSE, BUT SOME HOW MY WINSTON B2X 6 WEIGHT SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS IN THE TUBE. I have a lot of fly rods and I'm always getting new ones to try out, but there is still...

Sunday Classic / The Myth of Manual

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IT'S A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THAT "REAL PHOTOGRAPHERS" ONLY SHOOT IN MANUAL. It's not true. Certainly not for me. I grew up using manual cameras. Cameras that didn't even have light meters. In fact I've spent as much time looking at the ground glass of a view...