Being There

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I'VE BEEN ASKED A HUNDRED TIMES HOW I TOOK THIS PHOTO. THE ANSWER IS REALLY SIMPLE. I took several years. I had this idea in my head for a long time. I wanted to show the pure mayhem of a jumping tarpon. I wanted tell the...

Bruce Chard’s Double Haul Drill

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Today begins a special five part video tutorial on building blinding line speed. Line speed is the most important component in successful salt water fly fishing. There's plenty of finesse involved but line speed is the cost of admission. If you can't build the speed you...

The Sharp End of the Boat

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By David Grossman LOOKING BACK ON MY FEW SUCCESSES AND MANY FAILURES, THE THIN LINE BETWEEN THE TWO WAS USUALLY MENTAL. There are plenty of folks more qualified to talk about knots, casting, tides, and the thousands of other factors that go into becoming a proficient saltwater...

The V Grip Haul

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IN THE LAST VIDEO OF OUR ULTIMATE LINE SPEED SERIES BRUCE IS GOING TO TURBO CHARGE YOUR DOUBLE HAUL BY APPLYING THE "V GRIP" TO YOUR LINE HAND. Again, this is seriously advanced technique and it's going to take practice. However, if you can master and...

When your fly is there, be aware!

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I've touched on this before but it occurs to me that the subject needs more attention. Quite possibly the most important thing in fly fishing is situational awareness. That is, knowing what your fly is doing in relation to it's surroundings. Surroundings like current, structure, light,...