Swinging Steelhead Flies for Trout

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WANT TO GO STEELHEADING BUT THERE ARE NO STEELHEAD WHERE YOU LIVE? Think about scaling down. The same flies and techniques that we use for steelhead will catch plenty of trout. And why not? Steelhead are just big sea-run trout and they have the same common...

Making A 100 Foot Cast Is Easier Than You Think

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Casting a fly 100 feet is not an unattainable goal. In response to my review of the T&T Solar a reader asked, "This may be a dumb question, but how do you get 100′ of line out on a cast?" It's not a...

Focus and Determination Make It Happen

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU STARTED YOUR DAY WITH A KICK IN THE NUTS? That's exactly what happened to Mike Pyle the other day. For those of you who haven't been following, I'll give you a little background. Mike Pyle is a professional UFC fighter,...

Garners Twisted Whistler

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SOMETIMES TO CATCH BIG STRIPED BASS YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TWISTED. Garner Reid is back and he's opening up his fly box to share part of his arsenal. When you guide for the toughest of freshwater predators, you have to be prepared to do what...

How’s your double haul?

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Whether in saltwater or fresh, most experienced casters employ the double haul. It's possibly the best technique for creating line speed and generally energizing your line during the cast. It's also a great way to create casting problems when done incorrectly. One of the fundamentals of the...