Category Archives: Techniques

“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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Surviving Catch & Release

It is easy as catch-and-release anglers to feel good about our low impact on fish populations. We let them go, after all. But as Kirk Deeter points out, just because a fish swims away doesn’t mean it survives. Read more … more

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Penchant for Pinks

After a rough beginning, Mark Hieronymus rekindles a love and appreciation for pink salmon, resolving “to wipe the slate clean and not scorn the humpy for what it wasn’t, but to appreciate it for what it was.” Read the essay, … more

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Seeing Clearly

For success on a salt flat, everything must be perfectly orchestrated, perfectly timed. Yet in midst of high pressure Mike Sepelak allows his mind to wander and reflect, noticing “the periphery; the subtle variations that might mean happiness.” Read the … more

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On Learning

Teaching someone a skill you know well can a very rewarding endeavor. It can also be one of the most frustrating. And as Marshall Cutchin writes of his recent trip to Florida, teaching his son and daughter on the flats, … more

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Fishing Tops Lighting-Related Deaths

A recent study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration places anglers at the top of the list of lightning-related deaths. As fly fishers are prime targets, make sure to read more about safety precautions to take via the information … more

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