Category Archives: Techniques

Home Waters

Going “home” is not always to a building, or street you walked to the school bus as a kid. Sometimes, it’s to water. And if you’re lucky, writes Ian Anderson, there will be smallies there to welcome you back.

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Mia Sheppard’s Casting Focus

World champion spey caster Mia Sheppard shares the focus of her training leading up to the recent Spey-O-Rama competition held in the casting ponds of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. And her practice may surprise you: breathing and rhythm.

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First Smallmouth

The longer you fish, the more you realize that even small successes on difficult days are memorable.  That’s never more true than when you come close to giving up.  Or when loss of hope causes you do something entirely silly. … more

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Quick Tip: Pluck your Leader Like a Guitar to Remove Debris


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

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Live to Fish Another Day

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

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Video: How to Cast Sink-Tips In Heavy Wind

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.

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Carp as Fly Fishing Favorite

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

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Video Hatch: “Salmon Flies on the Colorado”

Guides Mitch and Ryan from Cutthroat Anglers in Silverthorne present techniques and tactics for fishing the legendary salmon fly hatch of the Colorado River, via Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

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Fit to Fish

Overuse injuries, while common in fly fishers, are often overlooked. Associated with equipment as well as casting stroke, repetitive strain can result in painful days on the water.  The co-authored “Fit to Fish” by Dr. Keith Berends and Stephen Hisey, … more

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Video Hatch: “The Calico Syndicate”

This group of friends in Southern California have developed new techniques and flies in order to successfully fish for Calico Bass, shown here in this trailer for the full length film that can be seen as part of the 2013 …

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