How to Fly Fish Straight Sections of Trout Water

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It's your lucky day. You've somehow managed to get away from your busy work schedule and find time to spend a few days fly fishing for beautiful cutthroat trout out west. You've brought several trout to hand fishing a series of S-bends, and you feel like...

Why ask why? Try dry flies

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By Jeff Hickman CATCHING A STEELHEAD BY SKATING A DRY FLY IS THE COOLEST WAY TO CATCH THEM. I always have said that one fish on the dry is worth ten on wet flies...but why? It's not like it's impossible to catch them on dries. It can...

The Salt Water Quick Cast

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One of the most crucial skills in salt water fly fishing is shooting line. Everything happens quickly on the flats and the angler who can put is fly on a fish sixty feet from the boat with only two false casts will have a distinct advantage. It's...

Guide Thoughts

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I'M A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM STARTING MY THIRTEENTH YEAR AS A TROUT FISHING GUIDE. Where have all the years gone? It seems like it was just yesterday that I was just hired on by Upper Hi Fly shop in Hiawassee, Ga. Man, a lot has...

Bonefish Don’t Dance

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DANCING ON THE BOW IS A BIG TURN-OFF. I had the pleasure of doing a little bonefishing with a good friend the other day. We were poling the flats on the west side of South Andros and the wind was howling. The sky was full of...