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Reading The Water Series - The Long Flat

finding fish Jan 23, 2019

Reading the Water is an expansive topic since there are many different types of water out there.

Big pools, shallow riffles, pocket water, swift runs, are all types of water you may fish in a river or stream, but we're going to start by looking at what we think of as "flat water." This type of water is a piece of water that is flat without any white water, chop, or riffle upon it. Most flats will feature a transition from another type of water to a flat. Sometimes long sections of a...

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The Most Important Skill For Any Fly Fisher

finding fish Jan 17, 2019

Which skill do you think is the most important for any fly fisher to have?

 
Would that be to have the ability to cast really far? How about having the knack to always pick the right fly or tie beautiful flies to effectively imitate insects?
 
Those are good skills to have, but nowhere nearly so important as one that most fly fishers need help with:
 

Reading The Water...

 
You can cast a fly rod prettier than anyone else in the world but it's worthless if you cast to all...
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What Type of Floatant Should I Be Using?

gear Jan 01, 2019
 

Are you struggling to keep your fly floating?

There are numerous types of dry fly floatants out there, but when it comes right down to it, they fall into two broad categories: liquids and powders. Sometimes anglers will ask us which is better, but the best answer is BOTH. Like so many things in fly fishing, it all depends on the moment and when you need the floatant.

 
When you first tie on a fly, it should be dry. Before you use the fly the first time is the time to apply a gel...
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Picking Up Too Much Fly Line

casting Dec 29, 2018
 

Does your fly line end up in a tangled mess? Read below to find out how to prevent this and start casting like a professional.

Many fly casting problems require a bit of practice or time on the water to fix, but many others only require you to slow down and do a little bit less to improve. One of the most common issues that cause a fly cast to turn into a tangle is when anglers try to pick up too much line all at once. Fortunately, this has a simple fix!

 
Before you re-cast your fly...
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Reading The Water

finding fish Dec 16, 2018
Without a doubt, reading the water is among the most important skills a fly fisher can possess, yet among the most difficult to learn.
 
Anyone can practice fly casting in the yard and eventually develop a beautiful cast but it's very difficult to learn the nuances of where trout position in the current without spending time on the water. We have videos planned that will clearly illustrate this, but we're so excited to share our knowledge we've put together a short post about the most...
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Do you make your first cast count?

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2018
 

Apply this one tip and you're sure to catch more fish...

One of the biggest mistakes we see people make on the water is that they don't treat their first cast with the attention it deserves. It's not unusual to watch a fly fisher cast into a run, look down at their reel and pull off some more line, maybe adjust their footing, and even hike up their waders. This is all the while their fly is probably in the strike zone where a fish is looking to feed, but the angler hasn't really paid...

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