Category Archives: Techniques

Video Hatch: “John Gierach Talks Tenkara: All Fishermen Are Liars”

Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, talks to author John Gierach about his interest and practice of tenkara, which Gierach also writes about in his new book All Fishermen are Liars. Via Tenkara USA.

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Low Viz

Low visibility and bleakness on the flats can cause some things to become clear, and also demands focus, as Louis Cahill writes in a recent piece, “I have one thing left to do. To search this blue-white void. To see … more

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Tippets: Spring Bass, Silent Invaders

The polar vortex that has made winter miserable in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region might actually be good for spring bass fishing. Dave Wolak explains on Field &  Stream. Invasive zebra mussels can wreak havoc on an ecosystem … more

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Pellet Pigs

In a cleverly penned piece on Gink & Gasoline, Louis Cahill combines wit and insight on the topic of “pellet pigs” and the positives and negatives of feeding fish on private water. “You can do it right and you can … more

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“Elegant Correlations”: Casting and Marketing

“I saw an elegant correlation between product innovation and development and the art of casting for fish,” writes Micah Spear, Creative Braintrust Design Expert and Founder & CEO of Playtime, in a recent article he wrote for Fast Company on … more

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Double Haul Drill

Line speed is essential for a good double haul. In a five-part series on Gink & Gasoline, certified master casting instructor Bruce Chard kicks things off by teaching a “double haul drill,” clearly demonstrated in an instructional film. From the building … more

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Character of an Angler

Not only does personality impact what we do, but perhaps even more so, how we do it. Kent Klewein examines introvert and extrovert character traits, and how they affect our development as anglers. “If you want to tap into your … more

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“Something About Spey”

Annalisa Barbieri writes about a day spent learning to spey cast, which, she writes, “brings almost the same admiration that being able to vault gate railings or whistle with two fingers does in everyday life. I hope you get the … more

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Video Hatch: “Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel”

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.

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One-on-One with Joan Wulff

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.

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