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...

Clean Your Rod Right, After Fishing The Salt

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By Bruce Chard IT'S A BAD FEELING TO PULL YOUR ROD OUT OF ITS SOCK ALL CRUSTY AND GREEN. Most anglers know to soak their reels after fly fishing in saltwater but too many guys forget to wash their rod. When heading home from a saltwater fishing...

Flats Fishing is not All Sunshine

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I was in The Fish Hawk picking up a few things before heading to the Florida Keys for my first ever week of flats fishing. My friend Gary Mariman asked me where I was going. When I told him he gave me a piece of advice...

When Rigging For Bonefish On The Fly, Less Can Be More

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WHAT'S ALL THAT LINE REALLY DOING FOR YOU? I got the chance recently to fish with my buddy Kristen Mustad from Nautilus Reels. I'm not sure Kristen ever fishes the same reel twice. And can you blame him? There's always a new prototype to test and...

Bruce Chard’s A.M. Express, A Great Fly For Baby Tarpon

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CATCHING BABY TARPON IS ABOUT AS FUN AS THE LAW ALLOWS. Even a baby tarpon is a hell of a fish. These little guys are all fight and haven't learned all the tricks of the grown ups. A thirty pound tarpon offers all the excitement of...