Is Your Steelhead Fly fishing Or Just Swinging?

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By Louis Cahill IS YOUR FLY FISHING FOR THE ENTIRE SWING? Many anglers who successfully swing flies for steelhead could be catching even more fish by improving their swing. Steelheading is all about taking advantage of every opportunity and it's pretty common for anglers to waste as...

Sunday Classic / 3 Tips for Swinging Flies for Trout & Other Species

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A couple weeks back, for one of my Saturday Shoutouts, I showcased a great fly fishing article on MidCurrent titled, Beyond the Swing by John Likakis. It was a fly fishing techniques piece packed with tons of information about the how-tos of swinging flies. It's...

Do fish dream?

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AH, THERE'S THE RUB, FOR WHAT DREAMS MAY COME IN THAT SLEEP OF FISH? Have you ever been sight fishing to a nice fish and not gotten so much as a look at your fly? The fish just sat quietly finning as your fly drifted inches...

Presenting A Fly With Your Back Cast Is Like Being Ambidextrous

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LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT I THINK IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDER-RATED SALTWATER FLY CASTS. THE BACK CAST PRESENTATION. Imagine being ambidextrous and never having to worry about what direction the wind is blowing. That's what a back cast presentation can do for you. Using your...

Sunday Classic / 2 Common Mistakes That Break Fly Rods While Fighting Fish

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DO YOU EVER TALK BACK TO THE SCREEN? I watched a video the other day of a guy fighting a permit down in Cuba. The whole time I kept yelling, "You're gonna break your F-ing rod!" Sure enough, with the permit at his feet, the rod...