Category Archives: Techniques

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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Doing More With Less

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

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Stepping Up to Saltwater

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

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