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...
While Tenkara was once considered a “fad” in the U.S., the ancient Japanese method of fishing is holding its own, proving it’s here to stay. In a recent article in The Denver Post, Scott Willoughby focuses on its popularity along … more
In this short film premiering exclusively on MidCurrent, Joe Goodspeed of Cortland Line Company and John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters demonstrate the difference the right line makes when fishing to finicky trout in difficult waters. In this case, Cortland’s … more
Called the fish of 10,000 casts for good reason, the muskellunge is one of the most difficult species for anglers to land. However, new research published in the journal PLOS One investigates lunar phases with muskie activity, and reveals a … more
Whether you are fascinated by competitive fly fishing or think it is the bane of the sport, it’s hard not to agree that the techniques used and developed in timed, scored angling offer insights into how to catch more fish. …