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...
TROUT magazine editor Kirk Deeter gives us a super simple trick to remove any type of algae, weeds, or any other plant life your fly might have picked up while drifting in the water column. Not only does it remove debris … more
With the depth of perception always offered readers, Louis Cahill recounts his experience from wading the Denver Carp Slam on the once pristine South Platte to small headwaters in Wyoming, all with a nagging leg. But through hardships and pain, … more
Oliver White shows us how to cast super heavy sink-tip lines in very strong wind near the end of the earth at Kau Tuapen lodge in Terra Del Fuego, Argentina.
Initially brought to North America in the 1800s as a food source, the common carp soon became a red-headed stepchild to fly fishers in the US. However, in most of the rest of the world, as Kirk Deeter points out … more