The Right-Handed Strip Set

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I've talked before about the importance of the strip set in saltwater fly fishing. I think every angler who's tried their hand in the salt knows that you aren't going to catch a fish without mastering this simple technique. Simple as it may be, reprogramming...

More Than Just A Cast

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By Owen Plair WHEN THROWING FLIES AT REDFISH, MANY PIECES OF THE PUZZLE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL DAY. You may be able to throw a fly line 100 feet, but that doesn't always mean you're gonna have a killer day on the water....

Bruce Chard Ties The Gnarly Bandit

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SIMPLE IS OFTEN BEST. Our good friend Captain Bruce Chard is back today to prove it. Fishing guides need effective flies that will put their clients on fish but don't take hours to tie. Bruce calls these kind of flies,"guide flies." These flies have all of...

Don’t Be Like This Guy

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I hope this is so obvious it needs no explanation. There we are staked up waiting for migrating tarpon when this guy rolls up, jig at the ready. I’m sure he thought we were on fish. His kids huddled down in the floor of the boat...

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Guide

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SCOTT IS ALMOST IN TEARS. He is doubled over laughing. The drag on his reel is screaming. If he doesn't get his composure soon he'll likely loose a nice fish. From the platform Josie Sands is steadily chewing his ass. "No Scott! That was all wrong," the...