Fly Fishing Techniques
Casting Heavy Flies
IF YOU throw tight, fast loops with a lot of weight at the end of the line, the results are shocking...literally. At the end of every forward- and backcast the heavy fly acts like a running dog hitting the end of its leash, bouncing backward. This sends shock waves down the line to the rod and screws everything up.Read more...
Using a Sweep Set
THE SWEEP SET uses the water tension on the line to apply pressure. You’re counting on the tension along the line to transfer energy down to the fly. Think about how the current pushing on your line makes your fly swing at the end of a drift. It’s the same principle at work in the sweep set.Read more...
This trailer features a look at the philosophy behind the upcoming book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, and Mauro Mazzo. Available from Patagonia Books Spring 2014.
A new ten-part series from Winston features online tutorials with the legendary Joan Wulff. From beginning with a sound foundation to advanced fly casting techniques, there is something for all levels and for all to learn.
Thinking to import big American fishing ideas into Eastern Europe, Dave Karczynski set off this summer with streamers and long casts at ready. But he was soon reminded of an important fact: controlled fishing produces more fish. ”And as anyone … more
Saltwater fly fishing can be intimidating for the beginner, or even the expert trout or warmwater angler. Captain Jake Jordan took time with the folks at Fishing Wire to talk about the tips, tactics and gear you will need before stepping … more