Fly Fishing the Trico Hatch & Spinner Fall

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The first major spinner fall that I ever witnessed and had the pleasure of fishing took place many years ago on the South Platte River in Colorado. I'll never forget the excitement I felt as I watched countless trico spinners floating downstream in the surface...

Sunday Classic / 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,...

Fly Rod Grip – Keep it Consistent

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A common mistake that I see with many of my first timers is they fail to keep a consistent fly rod grip when they're first learning how to cast a fly rod. Without notice, they often shuffle their rod hand around on the cork, which...

Fly Casting Tip – Rely On Muscle Memory for Difficult Casts

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Visiting Yahoo today to check my emails, one of the headline articles titled "Why We Choke When All Is on the Line" caught my attention. As I read the article, it reminded me of a lesson I learned a long time ago as a guide,...

Fly-Fishing: The Stop

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By Louis Cahill There is nothing more important about a fly cast than how it ends. There are a lot of moving parts in a fly cast. Plenty of things have to be done right for everything to go perfectly. That being said, you can get away...