How Louis Got His Groove Back

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IT'S HARD TO OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF CONFIDENCE IN FLY FISHING. IT'S OFTEN THE SPECIAL SAUCE ON SUCCESS. I squint into the sun. My eyes burn from sweat and sun screen. I take a few deep breaths and puff them back out. I stretch my neck...

Why Did I Lose That Fish?

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By Kyle Wilkinson Nobody likes to lose a fish. ’Tis the season that I’m spending a lot of time on the water guiding, and so far it’s been a great year. Whether it be the manageable flows through runoff, good customers, happy fish, good daily bug...

Sunday Classic / 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...

Louis’s Saltwater Casting Drill

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There's no debate, practicing your casting makes you a more effective angler. But all practice is not created equal. Simply heading down to the park and hucking as much line as possible doesn't accomplish much. A while back we published a practice routine recommended by Tim...

Flats Boat Etiquette, Being A Good Fishing Partner

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Here are a few suggestions to help you, and your fishing partner, have a better day on the boat. Flats fishing from a boat is a team sport. Whether you're out fishing with friends, out with a guide or on a trip to a fishing lodge,...